Veterans Day Wrap-up
Thanking Those Who Have Served Our Country
ccording to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 18 million people in the
United States have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Several campuses
across Mansfield ISD took the time to thank each of them in a very special way
on Nov. 11.
Military veterans related to MISD students and staff were invited to a variety of
Veterans Day events, ranging from breakfasts and luncheons to assemblies and
parades. It was a day of appreciation, but also a time for students to learn why
Americans have the freedoms they enjoy today.
“We know that we are the greatest country in the world because of the sacrifice
that’s been given by our men and women in the armed forces,” said Dr. Michael
Evans, school board trustee and military veteran. “It’s important for our
students to recognize where all of their privileges come from.”
Jobe Middle School invited family and
friends of students and staff to attend
its Veterans Day assembly.
Evans said he was proud to see all the veterans who were getting a hero’s
welcome, and he salutes MISD for the many ways gratitude was shown
Veterans Day originated as Armistice Day on Nov. 11, 1919 to mark the first
anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress later passed a resolution
in 1926 for an annual observance. Armistice Day was officially changed to
Veterans Day in 1954.
Students at Judy K. Miller Elementary
School represented the branches of the
armed forces for Veterans Day.
Glenn Harmon Elementary School held a
special Veterans Day breakfast.
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Anna May Daulton Elementary
School invited community
veterans to its annual Veterans
Board President Raul Gonzalez marched in
the high school Veterans Day parade that took
place at Mansfield High.