"On the eleventh day, in the eleventh hour, of the eleventh month..." is a time set aside to honor the sacrifice of men and women who leave their homes and families, usually during the darkest hours facing our nation, to serve their country through military service.
Veterans Day, although it honors the sacrifice of those men and women who have died in battle, is truly a celebration of the contributions made by all those who have served honorably, and are serving now, in the military in war or peace.
Schools around the county developed programs that acknowledge the contributions of the military to our national security.
Some programs were designed to educate students about the different branches of the service, proper usage of the flag, the significance of the words to the Pledge of Allegiance and other national customs and symbols, while others used music.
But one main theme was used at every school: Having the veterans themselves talk with the students.