On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, the Armistice with Germany went into effect formally ending World War 1. Since 1919, the United States has recognized her veterans on November 11. Initially, it was called “Armistice Day” but was renamed “Veterans Day” in 1954.
When researching this holiday, I found it interesting that Veterans Day is written with no apostrophe in the title. The US Department of Veterans Affairs states that the official spelling has no apostrophe “because it is not a day that ‘belongs’ to veterans, it is a day for honoring all veterans.”
Being able to have our Sonrise family recognize and honor the men and women who have served or are currently serving in the United States military is something I am very proud of. I love that students are taught the importance of showing appreciation to those who serve our country. Many of our students have family members who are currently serving in the military or have served in the past. It was such a privilege to welcome many veterans on the Sonrise campus on November 9 as we took time to place flags in our Field of Honor.
For those who are veterans, thank you so much for your service to our country. The Sonrise students, faculty, and staff appreciate you and the sacrifices you have made for each of us. May God continue to bless the veterans of the United States.
Mrs. Carla Walulik
Assistant Head of School