Celebrating Veterans Day

Veterans Day, formerly known as Armistice Day, is celebrated on the eleventh day of the eleventh month. 

It’s an opportunity for people all over the United States to take a moment and reflect on the sacrifices made by all who have served this country, remember those who have lost their lives, and those who have returned from battle.

In addition to honoring the mothers, fathers, daughters, sons, and grandparents who have bravely fought, this day is also a great opportunity to show appreciation for military families and the struggles they face. 

It has been proven that the stresses of military life and the deployment of family members are associated with feelings of concern, worry, panic, loneliness, and sadness as well as additional family responsibilities and financial difficulties.

PVHS recognizes Veterans Day in many ways. 

One example is PVHS’s Be The Change organizing a drive for people to donate extra Halloween candy to homeless veterans in order to make this holiday more special for them. 

According to sophomore Leah Sachs, this is important because “Veterans and their families go through so much, and giving them our extra Halloween candy is an easy way to show our gratitude.” 

Another way students at PVHS are recognizing Veterans Day is through a special club. 

Christina and Robbie Nuccion made it their mission to celebrate, honor, and support veterans through making a club centered around this day.

The club was very successful at Club Rush and many enthusiastic students signed up to help support their veterans.

Overall, Veterans Day is a time for reflection and thankfulness. 

It stands apart from most holidays.

Whether you are a veteran or not, you probably know someone who is. 

We show our respect and honor to them on ths very special holiday.

Next time you catch yourself forgetting why Veterans Day is significant, remember that ‘Freedom is not always free,” and as a nation, we are free because of the sacrifice of veterans who fought to ensure our freedom.