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Transcript of Veterans Day
What is Veterans Day and what does it represent?
Veterans Day is a day to honor all who have served in the United States Armed Forces on November 11 every year, and it represents the end of WWI.
Why do we celebrate Veterans Day?
We celebrate Veterans Day to honor and respect all our service men and women living and fallen.
Why is Veterans Day always celebrated on November 11?
November 11 marks the day that WWI ended.
(WWI ended on November 11, 1918 at 11 A.M.)
When was Veterans Day established and who established it?
Veterans Day was established by President Wilson on May 13, 1919 but it was named Armistice Day, and it was changed to Veterans Day on June 1, 1954 by President Eisenhower.
When was the first official Veterans Day?
The first Armistice Day was November 11, 1938 however the first Veterans Day was November 11, 1954
Why do we stand and salute when the national anthem is played or sung and when the pledge of allegiance is said?
We stand and salute out of respect for all the people who have died serving and who are still serving to protect us, our country, and our rights.
Why do we retire old worn out flags by burning them?
We burn old and worn out flags because they have been torn up to a point at which they should no longer be used as a symbol of our country and our freedom, and we burn them because we are supposed to destroy them and burning is one of the best ways.
What is the name of the cemetery that hosts Veterans Day every year?
Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington County , Virginia
hosts Veterans Day every year.
What is the difference between Veterans Day and Memorial Day?
Memorial Day is a day to remember and honor those who have served and died, Veterans Day is a day to remember and honor ALL who have served in the United States Armed Forces.
What is the posting of the colors?
The posting of the colors is the ceremony of color guards bringing in the flags, putting them into the flag stands, and saying the Pledge of Allegiance.
How many times is the American Flag folded?
The flag is folded thirteen times.
Do the folds of the flag actually mean anything?
Each of the folds of the flag have a symbolic meaning.
What are the meanings of the folds?
First- the symbol of life
Second- the symbol of belief in eternal life
Third- the remembrance of veterans departing from our ranks
Fourth- the symbol of our weaker nature
Fifth- a tribute to our country
Sixth- a symbol of where our hearts lie
Seventh- a tribute to our armed forces
Eighth- a tribute to the one who entered the valley of the shadow of death
Ninth- a tribute to womanhood
Tenth- a tribute to the father
Eleventh- the lower portion of the seal of King David and King Solomon,
Twelfth- an emblem of eternity
Thirteenth- represents our nation's motto,"In God we trust"
What does the flag represent?
The 50 stars on the flag represent the current 50 states, the 13 stripes represent the original 13 colonies.
Who are some famous people who are also veterans?
Yogi Berra (U.S. Navy)
Drew Carey (U.S. Marines)
Bill Cosby (U.S. Navy)
Jimi Hendrix (U.S. Army)
James Earl Jones (U.S. Army)
Ton Laundry (U.S. Army)
Elvis Presley (U.S. Army)
Clint Eastwood (U.S. Army)
Pat Tillman (U.S. Army)
Rob Riggle (U.S. Marines)
Ronald Reagan (U.S. Army)
Steve McQueen (U.S Marines)
Why is the flag salute important?
The flag salute is important because we salute to express loyalty to America.
Why is the national anthem important?
The national anthem is important because it is a symbol of our freedom and bravery to all who serve.
What are some of the most prestigious awards awarded to soldiers and what do they stand for?
The Medal of Honor- The highest
medal that can be awarded to a
soldier for personal acts of valor that go beyond the call of duty.
The Silver Star Medal- The third highest award
that can be awarded to a soldier.
The Purple Heart- A medal given to a
soldier who has been wounded in
action or given to the families of solidiers
who have died in action.
Why do you always salute with your right hand?
What is the ceremony in honor of?
It is in honor of all who have served.
You salute with your right hand because it was the hand that soldiers fought with so saluting with your right hand shows that you are not going to hurt anyone and also because it is a sign of trust.
Why do you salute with your right hand?
The procedure for raising the flag is to raise it briskly each morning at sunrise and it is important because it expresses our loyalty to America and it shows that we care enough to learn how to raise the flag properly.
What is the procedure for raising the flag and why is it important?
Why is the American flag
folded into triangles?
The flag is folded into triangles to represent the hats that were worn in the revolutionary war.