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Copy of Veterans Day Prezi

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Christine Bailey

on 11 November 2014

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Transcript of Copy of Veterans Day Prezi

Veterans Day 2014
Veterans Day is an official United States holiday honoring armed service veterans.
It is a federal holiday that is observed each year on November 11th.
What is Veterans Day?

Most dictionaries define "veteran" as:
A person who has served in the
armed forces.

Richard Arvine Overton
The oldest living veteran in the United States today is Richard Arvine Overton. He is 108 years old, was born on May 11, 1906, and served in World War II in the United States Army.
Origin of Veterans Day
In 1921, an unknown World War 1 American soldier was buried in Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C. This site, on a hillside overlooking the Potomac River and the city of Washington, became the focal point of respect for America's veterans.
What is a "veteran?"
Branches of Service
The United States Military is made up of several branches of service, including the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard.
Veterans come from any and all of these groups.
Today, November 11, 2013, we show our respect to all of those who have served our country and protected our freedom.
This is not the end....it is only the beginning of honoring those who have served!
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