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When the War Trumpets Cease

photo by Derek Braun

On the 11th day at the 11th hour of the 11th month in 1918, the Armistice was signed ending World War II. This particular day would be looked at as one of the most important in American history, and we remember it every November 11th.

On Monday afternoon, South students gathered in the auditorium to remember all of those people that have served in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and other branches of the military. Alex Carpenter, junior, liked that “South took the time to recognize the people who give us our freedom.”

“It was nice to see the people that sacrificed so much for our country,” Carpenter said. “Without them, the United States wouldn’t even exist.”

Kyle Wade, senior, agreed that it is nice to recognize our veterans, but it should be something that goes beyond November 11th.

“Honestly, I think we should honor our veterans everyday. They work 365 days a year, and we only recognize them one day a year.”

Although many people around the country disagree about the role of our military in domestic affairs, one thing is something everyone can agree on: they deserve our respect.

“They give up their lives for our country,” Carpenter said.  “They have done so much for us. Let’s treat them like it.”

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