Veterans Day 2021 - Carbon Valley Academy
Carbon Valley Academy’s learning environment encourages students to achieve academic success while developing strong personal character, and since November 11 is Veterans Day, throughout the month of November each year we honor Patriotism, one of the essences of the nine character traits.
Veterans Day is an important day set aside to show appreciation, thanks and honor to ALL who have served in the United States military – in wartime or peacetime, living or deceased, but particularly the living veterans among us. This year, the 11th day of the 11th month is a Thursday.
We began on November 2, with the month of Introduction to Patriotism, as we define it: “Support for your country, its flag and those who serve. The qualities a person is expected to have as a responsible member of a community.”
Students must form their character through many factors so that they are successful in their professional lives, that is why communication is key. That way, the teacher will also be able to build a successful connection with him. Between our activities to honor this day, in 2017, we practiced the pledge of allegiance and voted for our choice of snack. This year, our Patriotism Assembly is November 19th, and each teacher will nominate one student from their class who they think best represents Patriotism.
History of Veterans Day
Veterans Day was originally called Armistice Day in the United States, commemorating the signing of the agreement that ended World War I at 11:00 A.M., November 11, 1918. President Woodrow Wilson celebrated the first Armistice Day in 1919.
In 1938, November 11 became a legal holiday by an act of Congress. In 1954, this federal holiday was changed from “Armistice” to “Veterans” Day. Although this holiday initially honored those who perished in service to their country, when the holiday’s name was changed to Veterans Day, it became a day to honor ALL the men and women who have served in the armed forces of the United States.
The Veterans Day National Ceremony is held each year on November 11th at Arlington National Cemetery. The ceremony commences precisely at 11:00 a.m. with a wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknowns and continues inside the Memorial Amphitheater with a parade of colors by veterans’ organizations and remarks from dignitaries. The ceremony is intended to honor and thank all who served in the United States Armed Forces.
The idea for the flower ceremony comes from historical research into the selection and burial of the World War I Unknown Soldier a century ago. ANC desired to allude to two specific elements of that event: first, the use of flowers as part of the ceremony to select the Unknown Soldier; and second, the widespread public participation in the 1921 events, including the prevalence of floral tributes presented.
Other ways to honor Patriotism
- Writing a thank you card and dropping it off at a VA hospital is a kind way. Or, contact Operation Gratitude, which sends letters of thanks and care packages to veterans as well as deployed vets.
- Display the flag proudly to salute our veterans
- Spend an hour or more learning about our nation’s veterans. The Great War Society has developed a Web site devoted to World War I educational materials. The World War II Memorial celebrates the victory of “the greatest generation” with a design that uses moving water to harmonize with its natural surroundings.