Saturday, May 15, 2010

American school children honour Veterans

Do we really take the time to properly honour the soldiers who have fought and ... as a nation we could never repay the men and the women who ...
Read what the school children have to say in honour of Veterans (12 & 13 year olds).

What Jacob Ferda, 7th Grade, Zia Middle School, Las Cruces, NM says:
What's the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word Veteran? Weber defines it as a person who has served in the armed forces. I think a Veteran as a hero, who fought in past battles. After, I sat and listen to speeches made from Veterans who were brought in by my teacher, I realized that I wasn't looking at the whole picture. One of the speeches given by a man gave me a whole new meaning of Veteran.

I realized that whether they actually fought in a war or not, the men in are armed forces are all Veterans. These people are willing to make sacrifices in their lives for our country. They do this so we can we can feel safe every day at work or school. These people are willing to leave their family and fight to protect our freedom. They are also willing to protect the freedom of people far away. They never say no to what is asked of them, no matter what the situation is. One Veteran said that he had served for twenty-five years and had survived many things like Pearl Harbor and the landing of Normandy Beach. To me he is a real American Hero.

Now what do these American heroes get for going through a lot of pain and suffering? Their name on a wall if they died or a small amount of money when they retire. I think that we as American, should honor our Veterans in a big way. Every person who has ever been in the armed forces should be recognized. They should be able to retire in comfort. Americans young and old should show respect to every Veteran they meet and help them in any way they can. We should be proud of our Veterans. I personally have a new respect for Veterans.
Read the rest: Thirteen essays were submitted by 7th graders at Zia Middle School- click here

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