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The following speeches are original speeches written by students for Veteran's Day 2017...


 Blake Booker - War of 1812

The war of 1812 began on June 18, with British attempts to restrict U.S. trade, and America’s desire to expand its territory. The war was fought between The United States, The United Kingdom, along with their respective allies. The war lasted for more than two years and settled many of the issues that were not resolved in the American War of Independence. In 1813, during the Battle of Lake Erie, nine vessels of the United States Navy defeated and captured six vessels of the British Royal Navy. This was one of the biggest naval battles of the War of 1812. Around 20,000 people lost their lives in the War of 1812. During the war, Francis Scott Key saw the American Flag flying above in the sky and wrote our national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner.” The signing of the Treaty of Ghent brought an end to the war, and not long after the U.S. Congress ratified it. But without the War of 1812, the fate of Native Americans, and the    U. S.’s ability to stand free among the nations of the world could have taken different turns. The War of 1812 helped to form the United States into the nation it is today. Thank you for your service.


Matthew Stacy - What Veterans Day Means to Me

Veteran’s Day is an important day to me to honor all veteran’s that are serving, retired, and no longer with us. They enlisted into the military to assure the freedom of our great nation. Their families also had to bear the hardship.  But as you know, every battle cannot be won without sacrifice.  The brave men and women did it for the United States to be a free country. It may have been hard and scary for you to enter the military, but you trudged through it, even through the tough times. That’s why we celebrate veteran’s day. I would like to honor all veterans that are sitting here today, those who are no longer with us, and people that are still serving. Thank you for your service. 


Hannah Lentz - Vietnam War

The Vietnam war or the Second Indochina War lasting from 1954-1975 was a war that many overlooked. More than 500,000 American volunteers and draftees participated in this war. The Vietnam War was a very expensive war; not just expensive in the means of money but also in the means of life. 173 billion dollars and more than 58 thousand lives. All of the men and women fought strongly and bravely in this war even though some did not agree and understand the reason that the government kept them there. All veterans deserve a round of applause for their courage but we need to give the veterans of the Vietnam War a very special round of applause. They did not get the correct thanks that they deserve. They had the same weight on their shoulders as all other veterans. Can I just have everyone here today give a very special thanks to those veterans who fought in Vietnam War. 


Alex Knauer - Sacrifice

Sacrifices are made every day by those who are serving for our country and their families. Time away from loved ones is something everyone serving faces. Some sustain injuries, that change their life forever. Many make the ultimate sacrifice of their life for this country. Veteran’s Day was created for thanking all veterans for their service to our country. They have earned our gratitude for each and every sacrifice that they have made. 


Lucy Schneider - Revolutionary War

The Revolutionary War was what sparked the fight for freedom for America. The colonists had been under heavy taxation from their mother country England. One of the first revolts in 1770 with the Boston Massacre, then in 1773 with the Boston Tea Party. In Lexington and Concord in 1775 the “shot heard ‘round the world” rang out and started a revolution. A year later in 1776 with battles still going on in different parts of the colonies, the Continental Congress decided to use the Declaration of Independence to secede from the rule of England. The turning point of the war came when the colonists beat the British at Saratoga. From Saratoga, the colonists suffered a long, cold winter in Valley Forge. Then in 1783 the British signed the Treaty of Paris, recognizing the colonies as a new country on their own. Through setbacks, freezing winters, blood, and bullets America was made free, and is still free today because of the service of many men and women who have served in this country’s military. Thank you for defending this country and for keeping us free and safe.


Zoe Zura - The Cold War

The cold war lasted from 1947-1991. World War II was finally over and a new war was just beginning. The Cold War began because of countries that wanted to be dominant over others. The Soviet Union and America never fought each other directly because it would've been too disastrous, so they used other allied countries to fight for them, which started even more conflict. This is why veterans should be honored for their service, to prevent something like this from ever happening again. We are all very thankful for all of the veterans that have risked their lives, and those who are currently fighting for our country.


Jack Booker - What Veterans Day Means to Me

Too me, veterans day is not just a day where we thank those who have served, but it is also a day where we remember even the men who lost there lives, the hard wars they fought, and the friends they lost. Veterans day should really be everyday, because if you see a veteran on Veterans Day you think I should thank them because that what this day is about no! Every time you see a veteran you should thank them and talk to them because what they did for there family for our country and for us is more brave than anything we have done. Veterans day should 365 days a year because that’s how much veteran’s means to me.       Veterans day is an important day where all can agree on one thing and that is that the men who fought for our country deserve to be thanked for there hard fought service. That is how I feel Veterans day should be.


Kate Byrnes - The Coast Guard

The Coast Guard was established in 1790. That is when the coast guard joined the navy serving on water. Their motto is Semper Paratus, which means always ready. The coast guard is the only military force that is apart of the Department of Homeland Security. They protect coastline and saves lives everyday.  Just about forty two thousand people are serving in the coast guard right now. They even have served in just about every war. In 1918 was the first time women served in the Coast Guard. A day serving in the Coast Guard isn’t average what so ever. They save lives, rescue, and do about 109 searches a day. The people in the coast guard work vary hard to protect our country. Thank you coast guard for protecting and serving this country.


Jacob King - The Navy

The Navy was established October 13, 1775. By George Washington. The Navies colors are blue and gold. The navy’s official motto is Semper Fortis. Which means always strong. One of the reasons the navy was established is to fight the pirates. The U.S Navy fought in wars from the revolutionary war to world war 2 to present day.T. The Navy has fought in a bunch or wars and are some of the bravest in the world. The Navy put them selves in danger everyday for are country and to keep us safe. And today we come to thank all of you for your service and bravery to help us be free today. 


Nora Ladd - The Civil War

The Civil War tested America’s strength and unity as a young nation, and it is a conflict that our nation will never fail to remember. In the mid – 19th century, the United States was divided between the North and the South, both sides with different opinions about states’ rights and the enslavement of African Americans. The election of anti-slavery Republican Abraham Lincoln in 1860 sent the nation into an upheaval, and caused several southern states to secede from the Union. These states formed the Confederate States of America, led by Jefferson Davis. The following years consisted of gruesome battles such as Antietam and Gettysburg that left scores of soldiers dead or severely injured. The war ended in Union victory when the Confederates surrendered at the Appomattox Court House in 1865. Over the course of five years, 620,000 Americans lost their lives. This amount of bloodshed has not been equaled by any other American conflict. We will never forget the sacrifice these Americans made to keep our nation from breaking apart. 


Max Hristovski - The Marines

The Marines were founded on this day exactly 242 years ago November 10, 1775. The Marines motto is Semper Fidelis which means always faithful. The Marines fought their first battle in Nassau Bahamas in 1776 . Their goal was to take Bristish amunition the mission was a sucess. Samuel Nicholas founded the Marines. There are around 200,000 people enlisted in the Marines.The Marines are usually the first branch of military to go out into battle. The Marines have fought in many different wars and battles throughout us history. The Marines are one of the oldest branches in the military. They are also one of the most powerful and strong branches. To the all the Marines out there orrah and thank you for protecting our country.  


Max Schneider - What Veterans Day Means to Me

Veterans Day. What is Veterans Day? According to the dictionary, Veterans Day is an “official United States public holiday that honors military veterans.” However, to me Veterans Day means so much more. To me Veterans Day is about giving thanks to those who have served this country. It’s about honoring the sacrifices made by those who answered their country’s call. Most importantly, it’s about remembering those who are unable to attend this event today because they made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. I have family members who served, and I know family friends who have served as well. They put their lives on the line so that we can have the freedom that we have. Without patriots and veterans we wouldn’t have the country we have today. Veterans maintain our state of freedom, and for that I thank them. This is what Veterans Day means to me.


Lauren Peter - What Veterans Day Means to Me

Army: "This We'll Defend" , Coast Guard: "Semper Paratus", Navy: "Non sibi sed patriae" (Not Self, but Country), Marine Corps: "Semper Fidelis" (Always Faithful), Air Force: "Aim High...Fly, Fight, Win", Merchant Marines : “ Acta non Verba” ( action… not words) these are the mottos that resemble the sacrifice dedication, and courageous characteristics that members of the military organization hold. A veteran is someone who has or who was willing to give up their lives to ensure the safety and freedom of ours. Without these men and women, we wouldn’t have the freedom we have today. As these men and women risked their lives for us, we were at school, work, or just enjoying the privileges of life. As we go through our day, we tend to forget how we obtain the freedom we all enjoy. This day brings it back to the forefront and reminds us of the many sacrifices that our military soldiers provided us. I give all my thanks to these men and women for all of their hard work they put into serving for our country. Veteran’s day is a monumental day that establishes America today. This day reminds us of the sacrifice that these men and women gave up to set how our lives are today.The amount of gratefulness I have for these soldiers is more than these mere words can express. Veterans day reminds many of us to give thanks to the heroes who had the dedication to risk their lives for all of us. As we celebrate today, remember that our freedoms that we hold did not come to us freely, but they were fought for, by our military veterans and soldiers of today. 


Elena Schroeder - World War I

World War I or “The Great War”was a tragic event that began in 1914 after the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife, Sophie, by a Serbian terrorist group. The United States chose to stay neutral as the war broke out because many citizens believed the disputes had nothing to do with them. However, many American citizens’ opinions on the war changed when the Germans sank a passenger ocean liner carrying 159 Americans in 1915. In 1917, President Woodrow Wilson gave a speech to congress asking to declare war on Germany stating that the Americans would “fight for ultimate peace of the world.”  Congress approved and the United States began war with Germany and its alliances. Germany signed an armistice a year later declaring defeat and with that the war was over. Opinions on the war today vary greatly. Some say the war was pointless yet some say it was revolutionary and was the beginning of the modern world. No matter what perspective people have on the war, everyone should be thankful for the service of the American troops during World War I.   


Joseph Byrnes - Patriotism

The definition of patriotism is “vigorous support for one’s country.”  I don’t believe there is any better way to vigorously support one’s country than to serve in the military.  To put your life on the line for the love of your country is a greater deed than anything else that can be asked, and shows great patriotism.  We cannot understate how much those who have served, and are currently serving in the armed forces, have benefited the lives of us American’s as well as those around the globe.  To say that these men and women exemplify patriotism is an understatement, as they have fought for not only our flag, but for freedom, equality, and justice.  These men and women are the epitome of patriotism.


Gwena Market - Opening Speech

Welcome students, teachers, and most importantly Veterans! We thank you all for coming. Today, this program will include, original speeches written by students in grades 8-12 (which will be available on the school website) and patriotic songs sang by the junior high choir lead by Mrs. Pippert.

Thank you again for coming


Morgan Stacy - Duty

The dictionary definition of duty is, an assigned task or occupation.  The men in the military do everything that they can to do their duty. They leave their homes, their families, their friends, and much more just to serve their country.  These men and women put their lives at risk to help the thousands that are living in the country that they protect.  Not only do the veterans have the duty to serve their country but we, as American citizens, also have the duty to thank all of the veterans. 


Cecilia Glauser - Courage

Bravery, boldness, heroism, nerve, audacity, fearlessness are words to describe courage. This word is used to describe people who can step up before anyone else can no matter the challenges ahead or the fear they may face. People are labeled courageous all of the time and most of them never earn it the way the men and women we honor on Veterans’ day do. So I personally want to thank all of the courageous men and woman that are here today.


Carin Kirsch - The War on Terror

What exactly is the war on terror? Now a days, it’s a blurry line. Many will say that the war on terror is a war between the US and ISIS, but the whole world is suffering from these terrorist attacks. The war on terror started just over 16 years ago when four planes were hijacked and crashed into the world trade center, pentagon and one crash landed. Which caused thousands of deaths and injured hundreds including rescuers. However, to fight the war on terror you have to be strong, courageous, and have a selfless need to protect your country and its citizens. Thankfully the United States has people like that, people like all of you veterans here today, to fight for our freedom & rights. So to all service members here today, we are extremely great full for your service & dedication to America.


Talii Steidl - The Army

“This we’ll defend”, is the moto of the army. The army was created in 1789, and has been serving ever since. The army is the backbone of America and has made this country a peaceful place. The army is a ground force unit. They are trained to fight and serve for this grand country. The army has served in many wars including, The war of 1812, world war one, world war two, and the Vietnam war. They fought those wars for peace. They made this great country truly free. I am grateful for the life I have; I would have never been able to have this amazing life if it wasn’t for those brave men and women who served. thank you for your service, we are all grateful for the sacrifices you have made.


Justin Wilhelm - What Veterans Day Means to Me

Veterans day means many things to me.  Like freedom, Veterans Day means freedom because it voices what these American heroes did to make and keep America free like it is today. Veterans have help keep this great country free for the last 241 years. Also Veterans Day means celebrating the living vets that make this country a great place to live. Veterans are so important to us as a country. They are the bravest of us all to go out and put there lives on the line. So Americans can go simple everyday things to school or drive a car. Last would just like to thank all the veterans for putting there lives on the line for protecting our freedom.




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Veteran's Day Assembly, November 9, 2018

(Please come back again to see student speeches which will be added soon.)


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