World War II
Millions of Americans have served in our military. In World War II alone, 16 million served. Many have been killed or died. The number of military dead is over 1,200,000. In World War II alone, America lost over 405,000 of its young men and women. Hundreds of thousands have been wounded, and many have suffered as prisoners-of-war.
Definition of Veterans
Now for my definition of Veterans are heros. Veterans are amazing, brave people who have put their lives on the line more than once. But it saddens me how many veterans we are losing every day just from ww2. Out of the 16 million men and women who served there are only about 620,000 americans left who served. Everyday we lose 372 veterans. Soon there will be no ww2 veterans left which saddens me.
I recently watched a video about a ww2 veteran who took a japanese flag from a japanese officer and promised to give it back. 60 years later he decided to act on it. He had help from millions of people to help find the japanese officer. When did they got a plane ticket to japan. While there they visited a memorial. Mid-way the veteran started to cry. This shows that veterans are not heartless they didn’t want to kill but they were forced by peer pressure. They meet with the officer and he thanked the veteran. I did forget to mention that this flag was taking on d-day. Twenty men were killed on D-Day, believe to be the highest loss per capita on D-Day of any American community.
Importance of Veterans Day
It is fitting on Veterans Day that we honor all of the veterans, both living and dead, from Virginia and throughout the United States, including the men and women currently serving in uniform. To quote one of our recent presidents,there is no higher calling than service in our Armed Forces. We live in freedom because every generation has produced patriots willing to serve a cause greater than themselves. Those who serve today are taking their rightful place among the greatest generations that have worn our nation’s uniform So, please join me today in pausing to reflect on the service of all our veterans, and then take a few minutes to reach out and thank one.