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Veterans Day

On Wednesday, November 11th, we celebrated Veterans Day. World War 1 officially ended on June 28, 1919, with the signing of the Treaty of  Versailles. The fighting between the Allies and Germany actually ended seven months earlier with the armistice, which went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918.

Armistice Day, as November 11 became known, officially became a holiday in the United States in 1926, and a national holiday 12 years later. On June 1, 1954, the name was changed to Veterans Day to honor all U.S. veterans. In the United States today, there are currently 23.2 million veterans.

veterans day“Every year on Veterans Day I play the piano at the nursing home,” says Junior Sarah Spande. “I play a patriotic song, and there are always a few who hum along.”

Everyone at Buffalo High School had the opportunity to donate one dollar on Veterans Day to help out those who have served our country. They also had the opportunity earlier in November to write a letter to a veteran, showing their thanks. On Veterans Day, the letters were set out, so the veterans could read them, and know how much people appreciated them.

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