Veterans Day is a public holiday held on the anniversary of the end of World War 1 to honor US veterans and victims of all wars.
In 1919, President Wilson named November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day and said the following words: “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory…”
The first time Veterans Day became a legal holiday was on November 11, 1938. Veterans Day replaced Armistice Day by striking out the word Armistice and replacing it with the word Veterans on June 1,1954 a day to honor veterans of all wars.
At Hardin Northern, we celebrate Veterans Day by inviting veterans to our school to share stories about wars and how being a veteran is important or special to them. This year we had a handful of veterans come visit us. Kyle Lamb welcomed everyone into the assembly and had the six veterans stand for a warm welcoming.
Lukas Schroder started the pledge of allegiance, and Tiffany Breidenbach, Kylee Hooker, Molly Wilson, and Blake Obenour read off several names of the veterans that are still here with us and those who served and have passed away.
In the middle of the assembly, they played a slide show of war photos and veterans from the Hardin Northern community. The fourth grade class sang the song “Thank a Vet” to end the assembly.
We all should all be thankful for our veterans and servicemen and women, so when you are sitting at home on Thanksgiving and Christmas, think of our veterans and servicemen and women that are out there fighting for our country.
Every family must fill out a bus transportation form and return it to school prior to the beginning of school, August 20th. There will also be a copy of this form in the August Hardin Northern newsletter.