Veterans Day


Mr. Rezny giving a moving speech at MJMS's Veterans Day program.

Jenna Gonzalez

MJMS Thanks You For Your Service


What is a veteran? A veteran is people past and present who have fought for our country, and what better way to celebrate our veterans than veteran day. Though we should celebrate them every day we choose to honor all on this day. Veterans day became a national holiday in 1938, on November 11th in the aftermath of WWll and the Korean war. Originally known as Armistice day, then later Veterans day. 

As for the holiday traditions, a lot of people were a Red Poppy. The poppies have become a symbol of remembrance of soldiers who have died during wartime. Another tradition is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier or the Tomb of the Unknown. This is for all people who have served our country that have gone MIA. Here, they also perform a wreath laying ceremony, they also hold parades, a two minute moment of silence at 11 a.m., the flag is flown at its highest, and the graves of the dead are visited.

For MJMS, we celebrated by getting all the kids to write letters to a veteran, and then we had our own ceremony. Here, we invited veterans of students and staff members to come so we could honor them and show them we are grateful for their service. At the ceremony, the black and gold choir sang the national anthem, the band students played songs for each branch of the military, Mr. Rezny and Mr. Goad  spoke about the importance of this day, and we showed them how grateful we are for them.

Veterans Day is always a day we should take time out to thank those who served our country.