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Veteran’s Day November 11, 2011 Dakota Meyer Clarence Sasser Salvatore Giunta Sammy L. Davis Leo Thorness.

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1 Veteran’s Day November 11, Dakota Meyer Clarence Sasser Salvatore Giunta Sammy L. Davis Leo Thorness

2 What is a Veteran? Person who has served in the military in some capacity Veterans can exhibit the character traits of courage, commitment, patriotism, selflessness, integrity, citizenship, and sacrifice

3 History of Veteran’s Day Originally known as Armistice Day (end of World War I) Armistice: temporary suspension of hostilities by agreement between opponents/truce Officially started in 1918 to honor the Veteran’s of World War I Fighting between Allied Nations and Germany ceased on the11th hour of the 11 th day of the 11 th month…November 11, 1918 (armistice…actual treaty was signed on June 28, 1919) Now, November 11 of each year honors veterans of all wars

4 GCISD Focus: Medal of Honor “The Medal of Honor is the highest award for valor in action against an enemy force which can be bestowed upon an individual serving in the Armed Services of the United States. Generally presented to its recipient by the President of the United States of America in the name of Congress.” Valor: Personal Bravery Created in 1861 during Civil War

5 Medal of Honor Heroes Monday: Tuesday: Wednesday: Sammy L. Davis (citizenship/patriotism/what makes a hero) Thursday: Leo Thorness (Courage/Identity/Portrait of a Soldier) Friday: Clarence E. Sasser (Humanity/Overcoming Obstacles) Salvatore Guinta Dakota Meyer


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