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November 3rd, 2011
06:22 PM ET

Honoring America's Veterans

As I type this, we're a little more than a week away from Veterans Day, but we wanted to give you a head start.  We're looking for your comments and your iReports (if you're 13 or older) discussing why it's important to honor America's veterans.

And be sure to tune in next Friday to watch our coverage!

Carl Azuz, Anchor


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  1. Sarah

    It is important because every day veterans risk their lives to protect people they have never even met.

    November 3, 2011 at 6:32 pm |
  2. Caleb

    I think this holiday is a good day to show the vetarens that we care about them after everything they have done for us.

    November 3, 2011 at 6:52 pm |
  3. Gabriella

    Veterans are the people who keep our country safe.
    They fight for us,knowing that it could kill them.
    They deffinitly deserve a day to be in the spotlight.
    A day that everyone honors them.Veteran's day isn't about
    getting off school,or work it's about keeping in mind the loved ones
    we've lost in war,and the people who devote their lives to keep
    our country safe.

    November 3, 2011 at 6:54 pm |
  4. Alex

    These people have the right to be honored due to the fact that they are saving our country and land. We need people to risk their lives to fight for the U.S. On Friday, we will honor those people with pride.

    November 3, 2011 at 7:43 pm |
  5. Jenna

    Veterans Day is important because it gives us a chance to think about and thank the people that keep our country safe. Without our veterans, America would not the country that it is.

    November 3, 2011 at 7:44 pm |
  6. Mila

    I think veterans day is very important. It shows honor and respect to those who put their own lives on the line to protect our freedom. They could have set themselves on their couch but they didn't. They chose to risk their lives to protect our country. It is VERY important.

    November 3, 2011 at 7:44 pm |
  7. Momo

    I think this holiday is good because families at home can honor their family members and how they foght against their own kind to help their nation. Veteran's day is the holiday I cherish most.
    Very important to
    Every day life and
    That they will care about use and will love us.
    Enough can be enough for these veteran's just to be with their family.
    Rambling on and on about stories about how he/she fought
    And to be strong to our
    Nation with a
    Strong and good heart!

    November 3, 2011 at 7:52 pm |
  8. Nano

    It is important because they leave their homes and family to fight for people who live in the U.S.A. and their familys

    November 3, 2011 at 7:54 pm |
  9. Teresa

    I think that we should honor Veterans day becuase they are mostly the most important people in our lives and they also helped serve our country to so those are my reason's why!!

    November 3, 2011 at 8:00 pm |
  10. Anna

    It's important to honor our Veterans because they are heroes. More often than not they are modest about what they do, and some don't even consider themselves heroes, but without them America would not be safe and would be unable to function. With the utmost bravery, veterans sacrifice their very life and existence to keep our people safe. They help each and every American citizen keep their freedoms. All out of pure love for our country and our people.

    November 3, 2011 at 8:03 pm |
  11. kaitlynn

    We should honor our veterans because they fight for us and make shure we are safe in this world. They are our hero's and we should honor them every day for what they do for us.

    November 3, 2011 at 8:05 pm |
  12. Taylor

    I think the veterans should be heroes that what they do Bo one in the u.s. Should hate or dis-like them they are heroes who ever dislike them they should get out the USA because everyone should like them no natter what hey save your life and Rick their life's to save you some times they die. And you think that you don't like them. No one will like you because everyone should love them.

    November 3, 2011 at 8:05 pm |
  13. Tabitha

    veterans have fought for us and our freedom for so many years that we sometimes forget that the are there. most people only now the holiday by that it's a day we don't have school. veterans are some one who goes out to protect our country and most of them end up lossing thier lives on countless ocations and some are very badly wonded. i think that they smile when we talk about them on veterans day. im glad its a holiday that people can talk freely about and express thier opinions on it.

    November 3, 2011 at 8:10 pm |
  14. Menat

    Veterans are the people who kept this country safe and protected us. We have Veterans day to honor them and our loved ones that were lost in the war.

    November 3, 2011 at 8:16 pm |
  15. Dakota

    I think veterans day is a great day to show support to men and women that risk there lives to help people they don’t know so in honor of them my school put to together a assembly and invites veterans to give a speech and tell stories about there life then after words they get a free meal

    November 3, 2011 at 8:17 pm |
  16. Asa

    I think that it is idempotent that we need to still have the holiday to remember those that have risk there life to keep U.S.A safe.(:

    November 3, 2011 at 8:21 pm |
  17. Erin

    I've met some and I know that they appriciate it a lot. If I was out there, I'd want to know someone cared.Wouldn't you?

    November 3, 2011 at 8:24 pm |
  18. Rebekah

    Both of my grandfathers served in the military and that makes this holiday really special for our family. It takes a certain kind of courage to get up one morning and say "I want to defend my country no matter what the cost," I wish everyone a happy Veteran's Day and I'd like to say thank you to everyone who has served this country in battle.

    November 3, 2011 at 8:35 pm |
  19. Maliah

    It is important, because veterans risk their lives to protect us from our enemies. They know that they could die, but they still fight because they care about us and our country. We owe them the respect.

    November 3, 2011 at 8:38 pm |
  20. Evan

    I believe we should honor the american veteran's with this holiday for all they have done and still do for us today. They really deserve to be honored for risking their lives everyday, even when they have no idea who we are. Also we need to honor the ones who fought and lost their lives for our country.

    November 3, 2011 at 8:40 pm |
  21. Jordan

    We remember those who died to save our country. While were sitting watching the news, or playing with friends, soldiers are defending US! And we I believe we don't give enough credit for them. We remember them by putting flowers on their grave; or even video chatting with them from all over. its important to not celebrate it, but take it as the day. your alive. because the soldiers across the seas are defending our lives. They risk there lives for their family's, and our lives. its important because... there the brave souls who dare to chase down that bad guy; and put an end to war.

    Remember them everyday. there defending us! Love our country: love those over sea

    November 3, 2011 at 8:55 pm |
  22. illiel

    I think the 13th amendment goes for animals because it's not fair that animals are getting kept captivity because when they let go of the animals the animals won't know how to fight defend them selves neither ever see their family's.

    November 3, 2011 at 9:08 pm |
  23. Ellis

    I think we should have Veterans Day because they have put their life on the line to fight for our country.We should honor them for their choice to risk their lives to keep our country free.

    November 3, 2011 at 9:15 pm |
  24. Austin

    It's important that we honor our men and women who risk their lives every day to protect our country not just for those who serve but to the Veterans family's that have lost there loved ones in war.

    November 3, 2011 at 9:19 pm |
  25. Chad

    Veterans are people who fight to protect us. They leave their homes and families to fight for our nation. They deserve a day to be honored.

    November 3, 2011 at 9:43 pm |
  26. Xavier

    It is always important to honor our Veterans even if you don't no them at all.

    November 3, 2011 at 9:48 pm |
  27. Gawon

    Veterans kept our country by risking their life. So we can live in our country peacefully without other country's intervention

    November 3, 2011 at 9:49 pm |
  28. Carlos

    It's important to honor Veteran's Day because without our veterans, the United States wouldn't be the same. They made changes in the american history.

    November 3, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
  29. Kimbii

    Veterans Day is important no matter who you are. Those people risk their lives just to make sure OUR country is safe, and stays "free". This day is a day of rememberance, and I think it should be honoured with pride and gratitude from everyone.

    November 3, 2011 at 10:10 pm |
  30. Haley

    Veteran's day honors the veterans and the hard work they have done to help america. Therefore, it is important for us to show our respect and love to the veterans.

    November 3, 2011 at 10:11 pm |
  31. Dajah

    It is very important to honor the veterans . These are people who risks their life everyday for us . They help keep our country safe , This a day to show our appreciation to the veterans . They leave their families & friends just to fight for us . That is very generous to do that for somebody you never even met . I do APPRECIATE VETERANS(:

    November 3, 2011 at 10:21 pm |
  32. Laryssa

    We should honor the war veterans because of what they did to help our country be where it is now. They risked their lives for us everyday human beings. The least we could do for them is to honor them in their great accomplishments.

    November 3, 2011 at 10:31 pm |
  33. Cassie

    Our veterans keep all of us safe and secure when there is a war. Even if it means risking their lives. Veteran's day is for our heros and they deserve this day in honor.

    November 3, 2011 at 10:43 pm |
  34. James

    Veterans deserve a day in honor of themselves, because they put their lives on the line to keep us safe. At my school we have local and state veterans come and speak about their out-rageous duties they were assigned and much more...I believe schools should do more to honor our countrys heros.

    November 3, 2011 at 10:43 pm |
  35. Brandon

    Honoring America's veterans is a good thing because of all this pain and destruction of countries, if they die they still have fighting in them and there love ones, GO SOLDERS! KEEP FIGHTING!

    November 3, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  36. Darrisha

    Americans have fought and died for our country from the very beginning. I believe that honering America's veterans is very important. Americans have always answered our country’s call to duty and fought no matter what the cause or reason for the war.We should honor them to show that we are proud and thankful that they fought for us. Basicaly my point is to honor them for patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good of our country.

    November 3, 2011 at 11:01 pm |
  37. Hannah

    Veterand are people who give there life up for is not knowing what will come at them and not knowing if they are going to make it home safey or if they wont return they deserve more than just a day off they deserve at least a spotlight with families or a caring speech that they would be able to say on TV. They keep our country safe and in hand with whats going on. We have lost alot but they are willing to keep out country safe but risking there lives and that important to poeple who have lost loved ones in the war and have family fighting for them right now. They should at leaset get what they deserve by getting what they want.

    November 3, 2011 at 11:27 pm |
  38. Justin

    Indeed, it is a honorable tradition to celebrate veterans day. These men, and women have put their life and well-being on the line for their country and the universal idea of freedom, and because of their triumphant efforts, you can sit there in that classroom, in that school, in that great country, and watch Carl Azus As FREE citizens of the united states of america.

    November 4, 2011 at 12:17 am |
  39. Abbi

    I think that it is important to honor them, because they keep our country safe and they put their own lives on the line to keep us- people they havent even met, safe. They do a lot, they get sepperated from their families to keep this country safe so they should get at least a day honoring them.

    November 4, 2011 at 12:24 am |
  40. Lizzie

    I think it is very important to honor Americaʻs veterans because they go out and they risk their own lives just for our country. Also my uncle just recently retired from the military so I can tell that when they get to see their families, take a day off, and just be told that what theyʻre doing is right, is very important and means a lot to them.

    November 4, 2011 at 12:36 am |
  41. Maya

    I honestly think that Veterans day honors the people who dies for us. it gives us time tho morn the loved ones. Veterans are the ones that keep us safe and alive, without them in our life would be tragic and i hope one day ALL veterans will be recognized what they do for us, this country, and everybody.

    November 4, 2011 at 1:35 am |
  42. Sunshine

    Veterans are important because they got wounded fighting for our country, and saving people's lives. It's hard work for them, and they deserve a day to be remembered for all the hard work they've done. It's also important to remember Veterans Day to remember the people who lost their lives, and so their families can go and mourn for them. They deserve the right to be remembered, and not forgot. Wars can never be forgot.

    November 4, 2011 at 2:02 am |
  43. Jun

    Veterans do not just protect the US, but the entire world from terrorists to dictators. And they are a living history, so we could get lots of good lessons from them.

    November 4, 2011 at 5:41 am |
  44. Rachel

    I think we have to honor the America's veterans because if there is no veterans, there is no Amerca's economy, and if there is no economy, there will be no America.

    November 4, 2011 at 7:19 am |
  45. Erin

    Its important to honor our veterans because they put their life on the line for their country.

    November 4, 2011 at 7:28 am |
  46. Clarinell

    This is one day that we should sit back and really appreciate the sacrifices these men and women have made for our freedom. They at least deserve one day.

    November 4, 2011 at 7:32 am |
  47. Emily

    I think its important to honor Veterans because they fought for us, and our freedom, and there heroes for doing that.

    November 4, 2011 at 7:40 am |
  48. Tyler

    Veterans day is an important day for the veterans and for the US. We celebrate because it is to honer the veterans that died and the people that have fought, and comtinue to fight for our country.

    November 4, 2011 at 7:44 am |
  49. Cheyanne

    Veterans keep our country safe. They took the chance that they might die out there but did it to protect us. if they died or didn't die they deserve a day of their own a day to honor their kindness towards us all. we will devote our day and time to them not just to miss school or work but to thank them.

    November 4, 2011 at 7:48 am |
  50. Marshall

    It is important because the risk there lives to protect the US and we should honor them in a way that they now we respect them.

    November 4, 2011 at 8:09 am |
  51. parth

    Veterans day is a day of honoring the ones who fought for our country and died to keep us safe. They knew they would probably die and they still did it.so me and my school will go out to the veterans cemetery and honor them.

    November 4, 2011 at 8:18 am |
  52. adam

    I think we should honor veterans because i have a cousin and three uncles and freedom isn't free and it never will be and that nothings free

    November 4, 2011 at 8:30 am |
  53. Caleb

    Its very important to honor the U.S. Troops. Without them Americans would probably not have the freedom of speech and maybe be dead. My uncle just got deployed about a month ago. If you don't stand behind our troops please feel free to stand in front of them!

    November 4, 2011 at 8:33 am |
  54. jade

    I think this holiday is a big part of our country. Its a way to celebrate the living and the dead who fought in all those wars.

    November 4, 2011 at 8:33 am |
  55. Brittany

    I think it's important because it allows the country to show respect to those who have risked their lives to protect our way of life.

    November 4, 2011 at 8:35 am |
  56. Criss

    Veterans protect the ideals that this country was founded on. Its important to honor them because they were willing to give the ultimate sacrifice to ensure our saftey

    November 4, 2011 at 8:36 am |
  57. Baier

    All of the people who haven't been to war don't know what it's actually like. It is much worse than any of the news stations or documentaries can explain to us. We don't owe just one day to these veterans, we should thank them everyday for what they do.

    November 4, 2011 at 8:36 am |
  58. Ms. Swaney's class

    Tim and his dad have a ritual on Veterans Day. They visit Tim's grandfather's grave and Tim salutes him for the sacrifices he made during World War II.

    Matthew's dad was in the military, and he was very brave.

    Maddie thinks that people should visit their ancestors graves to honor them. Her dad was in the Coast Guard.

    Annie's grandma has alot of memories of past wars.

    Josh thinks Veterans Day is a very important holiday to honor the men and women who sacrificed so much for our country.

    November 4, 2011 at 8:48 am |
  59. Lydia

    I think that you should definately celebrate veterins day. Everyday these brave men and women risk their lives to keep our country safe. They know it could kill them but they do it anyway. They deserve a day in the spotlight!

    November 4, 2011 at 8:53 am |
  60. Seriana

    Veterans day is a highly important day for both veterans, and their families. It is the day where all of America can show support for their troops.

    November 4, 2011 at 9:17 am |
  61. Angie

    It's great to honor the veterans because they risked their own life for our freedom. Thats more then we can ask for, right? I salute our veterans. They deserve a pat on the back. They definitely deserve one day just for honoring them! They are our heros. I am glad we have them to protect our country and keep us safe.

    November 4, 2011 at 9:19 am |
  62. Michael

    To celebrate Veteran’s Day in my eighth grade Civics class, I review the history of the day as well as the history of the Medal of Honor. My great-uncle, Harold, was awarded this medal posthumously for his actions during WWII. I bring the Medal of Honor to school so that my student see and touch the medal. This past September, I was invited to France to take part in a ceremony to honor American veterans. Luxeuil, France, where Harold died, celebrated the 67th anniversary of their liberation by dedicating a monument to him. The people of this town were so grateful for the help of the Americans during WWII. The monument dedicated to Harold was just a small token of their gratitude.

    November 4, 2011 at 10:20 am |
  63. Mikey

    It is very important, because veterans are ordinary people who risk their only lives to save others and securing the nation from threats.

    November 4, 2011 at 10:21 am |
  64. Paytra

    Gabriella, I totally agree that veterans should have a day in the spotlight and be honored and it's not about getting off of school it's about thanking our veterans for their bravery.Also I think it's amazing that veterans know that they could die everyday but they still stay strong and fight for their contry.

    November 4, 2011 at 10:25 am |
  65. Megan

    I really agree with your answer Gabriella!! They keep our country safe! Even though they do know that they could get seriously injured or even killed!! They try as hard as they can to keep this wonderful country safe!

    November 4, 2011 at 10:28 am |
  66. Caitlin

    I agree with Sarah.

    November 4, 2011 at 10:30 am |
  67. Kourtney

    I agree with everyone on how we can keep are vets safe

    November 4, 2011 at 10:31 am |
  68. Cameron

    Veterans day is very important because we worship our veterans.

    November 4, 2011 at 10:31 am |
  69. Kelcie

    I think Veterans are people who fight for our country and keep us protected. They should have a holiday because they do everything they can for us even though they could die or get injured. They are very good people who stand for our country we live in. THANK YOU VETERANS!

    November 4, 2011 at 10:32 am |
  70. Oliver

    In the history of America, the use of force has been employed to protect the freedoms deliniated in the Declaration of Indepence and the Constitution. Our civil rights and freedoms should be spread throughout the world. But if that freedom is to ring, it must sometimes be fought for. So saying, it is neccessary for us to have armed forces to do so. America currently has a volunteer force. Though conflict is not sought after, the volunteers have pledged their lives to the protection and promotion of our freedoms. Veterans were willing to give their lives for us. Thankfully, they did not die. But the willingness to sacrifice is what matters. We should honor our brave veterans. And Veteran's Day is the perfect opportunity to do so.

    November 4, 2011 at 10:52 am |
  71. Mary

    It's important to honor your veterans because they worked hard enough already to keep you safe. The least you could do is celebrate them for just a day.

    November 4, 2011 at 11:00 am |
  72. Reed

    Are school band is playing at the tome green and there is a parade.

    November 4, 2011 at 11:12 am |
  73. Eve

    Because they fought for their country and they deserve a holiday! They kept us safe and served our country.

    November 4, 2011 at 11:13 am |
  74. Alex

    Veterans are people who served our country and couldve been killed, so we should celebrate veterans day to apreiciat the men that died to serve their country.

    November 4, 2011 at 11:43 am |
  75. Mrs, Hicks Class

    It is important to remember because they risk there lives for our country. They are keeping us safe and not letting us go into destruction. They sacrifice their lives so we have freedom of religion, speech, we can be whatever we want to be. We have a voice and don't have to live in fear. So thank you to all the veterans and Veterans day is an oh so important holiday to remember.

    November 4, 2011 at 11:44 am |
  76. Robert

    the veterans should be honered for serving our country and it would be sad if we didnt honer the veterans than the people in the army cant go home to there families and be happy to be with them to tell them that there ok.

    November 4, 2011 at 11:51 am |
  77. Ashley

    I think we should celebrate Veteran's Day because we are putting the lives of those who have fought, in front of our own lives. Giving a little to say thanks to those men and women who fought for our safety and freedom, and honoring the people who are still fighting and those who have been lost.

    November 4, 2011 at 11:57 am |
  78. Bailey

    no one thinks of how veterans go out to war EVERY DAY. My dad was in the marines before him and my mom were married, and I honor him for that. Anyone who serves our country AT ALL should be honored. If it wasn't for them, we might not be here right now.

    November 4, 2011 at 12:26 pm |
  79. Richard

    I think it is important to honor the men and woman that serve are country because without there bravery, we would not have the rights that we have as american citizens. We would have much more trouble in the economey and history would be changed for ever.

    November 4, 2011 at 12:36 pm |
  80. skylar

    i think that its a good day because they fight and risk their lives for people they dont even know. And some people dont even care

    November 4, 2011 at 12:43 pm |
  81. josh

    it's important to honor the veterans, because they scarifice there lives everyday to make sure that ours is safe.

    November 4, 2011 at 12:51 pm |
  82. Shortle

    I am a student in a special education classroom and we have a veteran working in our class. He is very brave and lost his eye for our freedom. We honor him by following the rules!

    November 4, 2011 at 1:14 pm |
  83. Malika

    Honoring veterans today is important because without their bravery and harships america wouldn't be what it is today.

    November 4, 2011 at 1:21 pm |
  84. Rebekah

    It is very important to show our appreciation to soldiers who serve our country especially because one of our very own teachers served and got hurt in the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia. He lost his eye and became a purple heart recipient. He is very important to us and we need to show our thanks to him and all the other soldier who risk their lives everyday to keep us safe.

    November 4, 2011 at 1:22 pm |
  85. Hailey

    My teacher lost an eye in the Khobar Towers. He was protecting my rights as an american citizen. Thanks coach. You rock!!!!

    November 4, 2011 at 1:23 pm |
  86. Riley

    I feel very personal about Veterans Day because there are two teachers in my class that are veterans and one of them has a glass eye and a purple heart because a Khobar tower that he was in had been bombed by muslim terrorists.

    November 4, 2011 at 1:23 pm |
  87. Brennan

    I think it is important to honor veterans day because people died to defend our country. My school is having no school on friday, wich is a good thing, because I get to stay home with my dad, a veteran.

    November 4, 2011 at 1:25 pm |
  88. Bryce

    My dad served 20 years in the u.s.m.c and today he works hard to keep our family standing sometimes he can't do much so I think we should honor veterans because they fought for our country and deserve to be honored after what they have seen on the feild

    November 4, 2011 at 1:49 pm |
  89. Colin

    It is important to honor our country's veterans because they have risked their lives for us. If it werent for them we would be living in a wasteland controlled by Iraq or anywhere else they are fighting.

    November 4, 2011 at 2:31 pm |
  90. Bobby

    Veteran's Day is important because hundreds of thousands of people are risking their OWN lives to serve our country and to keep us safe while making a huge sacrifice when on the battlefield under one order: to keep America, our birthplace, safe.

    November 4, 2011 at 2:32 pm |
  91. Tom

    They sacrifice everything to protect America. they miss years of their kids lifes to help america. thats why we should honor veterans.

    November 4, 2011 at 2:33 pm |
  92. savyor

    It in portent to selbrat veterns day. we salbrat veterns day it the people who keep our country saft.They fight for ther life.they deserve this day to ouner them.It about the love get out of shcool and work to selbrat.This veterns day im going to selbrate with my kratey tame. HAPPY VERERNS DAY !!!!!!!!!!! 😉

    November 4, 2011 at 2:33 pm |
  93. Anna

    I think Veteransn day is a day we should honor the men and women who have served in the forces because someonne is risking their lives to save anothers.

    November 4, 2011 at 2:35 pm |
  94. Elia

    I think veterans day is importanat becuase the veterans of america need a day off from all the work they did to serve this country.

    November 4, 2011 at 2:35 pm |
  95. Savannah

    Veterans are the ones who keep us and our country safe, even if fighting for our safety means risking their own. These are the people who leave their families behind only in hopes to return to them. They all deserve a day to be recognized and honored by those of the non-military service for doing such a heroic duty. Veteran’s Day isn’t about getting the day off from work or school, it isn’t about throwing a little celebration at school; it’s about keeping in mind the strong men and women of our country and the unselfish job they perform. It’s about honoring these people who see serving and protecting their country and others lives as something larger than their own.

    November 4, 2011 at 2:37 pm |
  96. Cailin

    The veterans are the brave men and women who helped make peace in other countries and places, and who risked their lives for their country and sometimes for people they never even know. These people absolutely deserve a day where they are honored.

    November 4, 2011 at 2:37 pm |
  97. Natalie

    Good thing they have this holiday for veterans because they attack other people for us and kill them, they definatly deserve a holiday. People just should't like the holiday because we get off the school they should pray for them and honor them for what they are doing out there all for us. This is serious and important to us and everyone. Go veterans!!!!!

    November 4, 2011 at 2:42 pm |
  98. Dominique

    I Think Vertans Day is VERY important because vertans fight for us and we should honor them because they put their life on the line to helpour country.

    November 4, 2011 at 2:44 pm |
  99. Elizabeth

    It's very important because it is not just a time to be out of school. These are people risked thier lives. They might of even been killed for us. We should know that. We should respect that. If it was not for them, I don't know what would of happened. Thank the veterens!

    November 4, 2011 at 2:44 pm |
  100. Dominique

    I Think Vertans Day is VERY important because vertans fight for us and we should honor them because they put their life on the line to help our country.

    November 4, 2011 at 2:44 pm |
  101. Trisha

    According to the dictionary, one of the meanings of a "veteran" is 'a person who has served in the armed forces'. But their much more that. They're like martyrs in a way, they are willing to give up their lives, not for themselves, but for us. Sometimes, veterans don't even have families, they would just fight for his/her nation.

    November 4, 2011 at 2:45 pm |
  102. victoria

    We should honor American's veteran because the risk their lives to save our country. They save our lives so we should thank then.

    November 4, 2011 at 2:46 pm |
  103. victoria

    We should honor American's veteran because the risk their lives to save our country. They save our lives so we should thank them and keep them in our hearts, heads, and in our prayers.

    November 4, 2011 at 2:47 pm |
  104. Riley

    It is important to honor Verterans Day because they are important to us in every way, they fought for us and we are very lucky to have them. We should all understand that they are more than fighters, they are heroes.:)

    November 4, 2011 at 2:47 pm |
  105. Natasha

    Veterans Day is a very important day. Veterans Day lets us honor and remember those who served this country with their lives to protect everyone in it. It lets us remember those who lost their lives protecting the country and it also lets us know their are still people risking their lives to protect this country and everyone in it. We can not forget the veterans because with out them we might not be.

    November 4, 2011 at 3:13 pm |
  106. JJ

    I think its very important to honor our veterans because they are the people that take EVERY DAY and fight not just for their freedom but for ours too. They risk their lives everyday just for us. They do derserve to have a day of reconition.

    November 4, 2011 at 3:14 pm |
  107. Amanda

    I think Veteran's Day is important because they risk their lives for America, the waste family time, and time for basically living without fear. They are more than just fighters...they are my heroes:D

    November 4, 2011 at 3:39 pm |
  108. Hannah

    We honor veterans day because they do so much. They leave their homes and families to help protect us. So the least we can do for them is give them a day to say thank you they did. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!

    November 4, 2011 at 3:39 pm |
  109. Matthew

    Veternes are people give up there homes and familys to serve for all of us, and to keep are country safe. They risk there lives and help are lives stay the same. And we should have a day to honor them.

    November 4, 2011 at 3:40 pm |
  110. Erin

    I think the men and women who fight to have our counry safe should have a day in remebrence for people who died fighting and people who are still fighting for our saftey.

    November 4, 2011 at 3:41 pm |
  111. Grace

    I think it's important that we honor Veterans Day because it shows that we care and appreciate the people that risk their lives for us every day and everyday in the past. Without Veterans Day our soilders would feel unappreciated.

    November 4, 2011 at 3:41 pm |
  112. lORENZO

    I think it's nice too have Veterans Day because it serves the men and woman that served our country so that we could be independent and that we should respect the men and woman.

    November 4, 2011 at 3:42 pm |
  113. Erin

    I think the men and women who fight for our country and our counries saftey should have a day in remebrence not only for the people fighting now but the people who died also.

    November 4, 2011 at 3:43 pm |
  114. Mira (mer-a)

    I think Veterans Day is a day that we honor and love the people that have served U.S. Forces. If we know someone with a family member or friend who served in our forces and past away during their time, we should spend time with them. We should also appreciate this day because most of the people who served probably didn't have a bed to sleep in, or a house to live in. We should appreciate that we have a nice home to live in with warmth and comfort.

    November 4, 2011 at 3:43 pm |
  115. Nick

    It is important to cherish Veterans Day because they fight for our rights and abilities for freedom. Our veterans put their life out there just for us. They are truly the protectors of our freedom and rights.

    November 4, 2011 at 3:43 pm |
  116. Angelica

    It's imporatant to celebrate Veterens Day because some people who have a family of their own don't get to see their own children grow up, they put the important people aside to protect us, people they don't even know. They serve our country, putting their lives on the line. They offer a lot to us so we should at least thank them by giving them a day of honor. 🙂

    November 4, 2011 at 3:46 pm |
  117. Natalie

    Verterans Day is important to celebrate beause people who leave what they love fight for our and their freedom whlie we can be with what we love. It is a day of meomores to remeber those how are out their fighting for us.

    November 4, 2011 at 3:47 pm |
  118. Cassie

    Every day they risk their lives to keep America safe and secure. Veteran's day is for these heros and they deserve the honor.

    November 4, 2011 at 3:50 pm |
  119. Jose

    Veterans day is important. It is important because my grandpa was a veteran and I did not even know him. All of the soliders were helping the whole world. The soliders are the bravest people I know with guns. Some protect bombs and bases. They are the best people we ALL know.

    November 4, 2011 at 3:50 pm |
  120. McKenna

    I think that veterans day is important because there are people that were willing to die for their country and know that even though they are only one person, they can make a difference, even if it's only in making their family proud.

    November 4, 2011 at 3:52 pm |
  121. Feliz

    It is extremely inportant to honor Veterans Day and who it is for. Not only did they give up the comfortability of home, but they have given up seeing their loved ones and those who love them. I remember when I was about five, and my dad left to go to Iraq. I was so sad and my mom told me he would be gone for half a year. I would always be thinking about whether or not he is safe. They are giving up our lives to keep us safe and free.

    November 4, 2011 at 3:54 pm |
  122. Ariana

    the reason why it's importanat to celebrate veterans day is because veterans risk their lives saving our country

    November 4, 2011 at 3:57 pm |
  123. leskaria

    it important to celebrate the men shed blood,risk their lives,and leaves the family to save the lives of other.

    November 4, 2011 at 3:59 pm |
  124. Alex

    The reason why Veterans Day is important cause; the veterans are risking there lifes everyday and we should think about that the veterans are protecting our country. We should be thankful for that!

    November 4, 2011 at 4:00 pm |
  125. leskaria

    it important to celebrate the men shed blood,risk their lives,and leaves the family to save the lives of others.

    November 4, 2011 at 4:01 pm |
  126. Trista

    It is important to honor our troops because they have put their lives on the line to keep our country safe and deserve to be recognized and honored for the heroes they are.

    November 4, 2011 at 4:08 pm |
  127. Josh

    Carl i love your puns.

    November 4, 2011 at 4:12 pm |
  128. Stevie

    Vetern's day is extremely important to celebrate. My school honors Vetern's day by holding an annual assembly to honor our Heros. We have a speaker and the band and choir sing and play special songs to honor our Vetern's.

    November 4, 2011 at 4:13 pm |
  129. Pablo

    Vertens they helped ous out a lot now is our time to help them out. We honor them on this day today we can give them food and much other stuff. Wpthey took there lifes for us if they didn't we could of died we are really great for them thank you.

    November 4, 2011 at 4:39 pm |
  130. Matoya

    We should honor veterans because they risked their lives for us . If it wasnt for them then we would not be able to sit at desk or even watch cnn

    November 4, 2011 at 4:40 pm |
  131. Stalker

    Hi I've been watching you..I loved you're video on veterans day. I just wanted to say it was a time in history that they took there lives Just so we can have freedom.I've Be honored to take their place and show how much people died for the risk of us.also that I just want to say I love the videos you guys post so yeah.

    November 4, 2011 at 4:41 pm |
  132. aslam

    Veterans should be honored .
    They fight for our safety while putting their lives at risk .Everyone should be aware of this

    November 4, 2011 at 4:41 pm |
  133. Cruz

    I think that something that we can do to honor veterans. We should honor them because they fight for us in wars to help us stay alive and have all the things that we have now. But one way that we honor them is by sending them t

    November 4, 2011 at 4:41 pm |
  134. Cruz

    Cards because that will make them very happy.

    November 4, 2011 at 4:42 pm |
  135. Robcabob

    We should set up a foundation that people will donate cards of gratitude and thanks. It would be nice to be appreciated and be thank'd , for rocking their lives for our freedom. Also we should give out bracelets that say what war they were in.

    November 4, 2011 at 4:43 pm |
  136. Richard

    I think veterans day I important and we should honor them by holding up lighters on veterans day at night.We should all thank at least one veteran on veterans day.that is what I think we should all do on veteranns day. P.s I am a student

    November 4, 2011 at 4:44 pm |
  137. Tupac

    We should honor Amercans veterans because they risk there lives to save our country.they risk there lives and save our lives so we should thank them and honor them by keeping them in are minds,hears,and prayers.

    November 4, 2011 at 4:46 pm |
  138. Bash

    I think we should appreciate what veterans did for our country because without them we might have Ben taken over by another country a long time ago and some weird name. We should help our heroes because that's what they are,
    .

    November 4, 2011 at 4:46 pm |
  139. Gino

    I think it's important to appreciate veterans because they risk there lives for ours but we don't give them anything back. We need to send them cards to know that we a grateful For what they have done for us.

    November 4, 2011 at 4:47 pm |
  140. Tupac

    We should honor Amercans veterans because they risk there lives to save our country.they risk there lives and save our lives so we should thank them and honor them by keeping them in are minds,hears,and prayers.We should also help them in there problems

    November 4, 2011 at 4:47 pm |
  141. lexie

    I think its important to honer vets because they gave up spending time with family & friends so we could send time with ours!

    November 4, 2011 at 4:59 pm |
  142. chrisitna

    to shw the respect that they give us when they went to fight in the wars and army.GO VETRANS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 4, 2011 at 5:01 pm |
  143. Samantha

    I think we should honor our veterns becuse they are out there risking thier lives for our freedmon and they are doing it because they want to not because they have to.

    November 4, 2011 at 5:16 pm |
  144. Rachel

    Veterans Day is a very important day. The people have risked there lives just to fight for our country. And sometimes we may not think about what those people are putting on the line: there live's. And the sacrifice all of that when the go on the battle feild. So thank you for everyone who is making sacrifices to make my life better.

    November 4, 2011 at 5:52 pm |
  145. Madison

    I believe it is important to honor our veterans because not only did they fight for our freedom yet, they did it out of there own love.

    November 4, 2011 at 5:53 pm |
  146. Maya

    After all it seems that many peple thinks that soldiers are dying or getting injured in vain. That is not true; the soldiers risk their lives to keep us safe.

    November 4, 2011 at 6:10 pm |
  147. Cade

    It's important because they risked their lives to save our country. Its important that we reconize them and show our thanks to them.

    November 4, 2011 at 6:14 pm |
  148. Tag

    I think Veterans Day is good, because the the people that guide us through many wars, and those heroes should be celebrated by there choice to protect us and risk to die. We should thank them

    November 4, 2011 at 6:15 pm |
  149. Zack

    I believe that if everyday people are willing to put their very own life on the line, the very least that we could do is honor these brave men and women. We only celebrate Veterans Day once a year, which we take mostly as a day off work or school. I think we should celebrate Veterans day every day, considering that every day we live in America, we owe to them.

    November 4, 2011 at 6:18 pm |
  150. Jullianna

    some Veterans gave their lifes to keep our country safe. I would like it if some of us returned the favor by honoring them. Veterans Day is when some families if the people who died can honor the lost family members and they can remember all the good times they spent with them. I think that we can all agree that the people who risked their lifes for us are absolute heroes...

    November 4, 2011 at 6:27 pm |
  151. Izzie

    I think it is important to celebrate Veterans' Day because it is honoring the people who fought for our country. Also, they risked their lives in the battlefield for us so we should aknowledge their effort to keep America in peace and harmony.

    November 4, 2011 at 6:31 pm |
  152. Trisha

    According to the dictionary, one of the meanings of a "veteran" is 'a person who has served in the armed forces'. But their much more that. They're like martyrs in a way, they are willing to give up their lives, not for themselves, but for us. Sometimes, veterans don't even have families, they would just fight for his/her nation. The least we could do is honor them on Veteran's Day.

    November 4, 2011 at 6:55 pm |
  153. Kameryn

    It's important to honor Veterans Day because without veterans, our country would not be what it is now. Those people died for our country, so just like for 9/11 we should remember those people and how they changed or country forever. God Bless America! 🙂

    November 4, 2011 at 7:04 pm |
  154. Nathalie

    Veterans are people we gave high respect when they were soldiers and that we give high respect as veterans. You might sometimes think that that old person in a arm chair isn't much of a soldier, but think of these people as your image of a young strong soldier because that's what they used to be. These people are still very important to the security of America.

    November 4, 2011 at 7:11 pm |
  155. Cassie

    Veterans keep all of us safe. and Veterans day belongs to them.

    November 4, 2011 at 7:54 pm |
  156. Joey

    I think it is very important to honor all those in the armed forces. We don't think about it, but they are putting their lives on the line to keep America safe. All those who have died helping us, and all those who are still living, should be honored greatly.

    November 4, 2011 at 7:56 pm |
  157. Hannah

    We should honor them because they fought for us to live freely....

    November 4, 2011 at 8:02 pm |
  158. Jae'Sayla

    I think its important to honor Veterans and have an entire day just for them because, for a long time they have died for us risked there lives and had to kill others to protect all of the Americans in the United states. If it wasn't for the Army Forces the USA would be in-slaved by a different country and we would loose all of our rights that the USA made for all of The US citizens

    November 4, 2011 at 8:05 pm |
  159. Josh

    It's important to honor our veterans and not just the living ones; we have to honor all of those who have fallen in the line of action; protecting the freedoms we are so proudly granted by the constitution.

    November 4, 2011 at 8:38 pm |
  160. Sergio

    It"s important to celebrate Veterans Day because the service men and woman have done so much to save us. Celebrate in your community and give honor to those who have fought and died for us. Give thanks to any veteran wether its your grandma, grandpa, sister, brother, uncle, cousin, etc. Mourn those patriotic brave young men and woman.

    November 4, 2011 at 9:01 pm |
  161. Melanie

    it is important to honor America's veterans day because they risked their lives to protect us and their country and they fought not because they wanted to but because they care about what they think is right and they wanted that to happen. Veterans Day is important and we should always remember them.

    November 4, 2011 at 9:07 pm |
  162. mike

    Vetrans day is very important this holiday lets us honor the ones who served in the army or are serving right now. And also it makes us think of the ones we know and love.

    November 4, 2011 at 9:19 pm |
  163. Grace

    At my elementary school last year, we always had a big parade with balloons and streamers. And every year i would sing the national anthem for the entire school. You could either give pictures to display in a power point, have them come in person, or do both. The cheerleaders, including me, would dance and honor those who helped us live the lives that we live. Every year I would send in pictures of my grandpa and start crying. After the parade, we would have cake and at the end of the day, we would pray and celebrate the lives of those who serve the U.S.A. Happy Veteran's Day everyone! 😉

    November 4, 2011 at 10:00 pm |
  164. sam

    it is important because we honor the past and present veterins

    November 4, 2011 at 10:02 pm |
  165. Annie

    Without some veterans our country would not be what it is today. Thank you to those who served or serve the U. S., I hope that because or you our people in the next generation will be well because of you.

    November 4, 2011 at 10:05 pm |
  166. Michaela

    Veterans should be very honored on this day because we thank them for what they do to keep our country safe and take a risk to save us. They should be honored to have these people I'm life. I don't know why people take them for granted. They deserve the spotlight for once. Not goofing around. They risk everything to keep us proud!

    November 4, 2011 at 10:06 pm |
  167. marie

    veterans day is very important its a time when we remember the people who served our country to protect us they risked their lives for us and that's why veterans day is so important that is why we celebrate veterans day

    November 4, 2011 at 10:13 pm |
  168. anna

    We should honor America's veterans, because they do so much
    for us that, Veterans Day isn't enough to truly thank them.

    November 4, 2011 at 10:18 pm |
  169. Ariana

    I think we should celebrate Veteran's Day because people risked their lives to help the country,and it is important to remember those people that
    didn't care about themselves,but or country.Putting your life to risk is very brave and heroic, so they protect us no matter what the risk

    November 4, 2011 at 10:26 pm |
  170. Jaclyn

    I think we should all honor that day decause of The people who suved in The War For use and Died For use. IT is also My Birthday !!!

    November 4, 2011 at 10:32 pm |
  171. Taylor :)

    Veteran's Day is super important. I feel really affected by it because I have family members part of the U.S. Military. It makes me feel proud that I can say thank you to honor a troop for being there to sacrifice their life for me, my family, and country. My Uncle has not been on the battlefield for a year, but he is at home. I don't know if he'll be called back into duty or not, but I know I can be proud and say on Veteran's day that he is a soldier who I'll always remember as a hero. I love Veteran's day, and my Uncle.

    November 4, 2011 at 10:42 pm |
  172. Taylor

    It's important to celabrate Veteran's day because the people who fight for are making their own choices to fight for our country. We should be grateful for those people because most people wouldn't be brave enough to risk their own lives for this country.

    November 4, 2011 at 11:23 pm |
  173. Lilly

    Well i personaly think that it is very important to celebrate veterans day ,because it shows respect to our troops... That fought for our freedome..

    November 4, 2011 at 11:56 pm |
  174. Lacey

    Veterans day is an important day because, we need to show our respect for the men and women that fight for our country or elsa our country wouldnt be the way it is now!

    November 5, 2011 at 1:40 am |
  175. bethany

    i think it's important to honor veterens excpecially since they gave us our fredom. just to know that there are people out there in this world who care for ouer freedom, and continuously stay out there to fight to keep us safe. they all deserve to be honored because of what they do or did. thats why i believe that veterens need to be honored.

    November 5, 2011 at 6:23 am |
  176. Melanie

    it is important to remember Americas Veterans they fought not because they wanted to but because of what they thought was right and think where would you be today without them

    November 5, 2011 at 8:21 am |
  177. Amanda

    It important because some people gave there lives. so they should have a day to honnor them

    November 5, 2011 at 9:01 am |
  178. Kaylee

    I think it is a great thing to honor our Veterens for what they did for us. They honored our country so I think we should honor them.

    November 5, 2011 at 10:34 am |
  179. Avery & Ashlynd

    V= valuable
    E= excellent
    T= talented
    E= extra special
    R= radical
    A= always brave
    N= never foolish
    S= smart

    November 5, 2011 at 10:45 am |
  180. Rachel

    Usually people only focus on really well known holidays like Christmas or Thanksgiving, but I think Veteran's Day is just as important. It's not just about respecting those who died to keep our country strong, it's also about understanding the freedom we have because of these brave people. I mean risking your life for a huge country? That's pretty hard!

    November 5, 2011 at 11:19 am |
  181. Skylar

    It is always good to appreciate veterans because if we did not have them must of us wont be here

    November 5, 2011 at 12:27 pm |
  182. Christina :)

    I think that day is important because we can honor that the people that dye for us. Specially the people that try to save the people in the twins tower. I'm glad that we are celebrating Veterans Day. Thank you for all that help us in the U.S.

    November 5, 2011 at 12:38 pm |
  183. Erin & Cara

    Well Carl,
    We think it's still important to honor our veterans because they risk their lifes for us every single day, just to keep us safe. We need to let them know we are thankful for what they have done and that we will always remember those who have died for us.

    November 5, 2011 at 1:21 pm |
  184. Ryan

    It's very important to honor Veterans because they scrifice their lives for the USA! Also, to remember the people that died over seas. 😥
    They are my Heros, and will always be in my prayers and thoughts! They should be #1 for the CNN Heros!

    November 5, 2011 at 1:24 pm |
  185. Andrea

    I think it's important because we need to honor those who fight for us. I mean where would the U.S. be with out those people who are brave enough to fight for us? Because of them we have the right of knowing that everything is ok.

    November 5, 2011 at 1:38 pm |
  186. sydney

    Vetrens day is important day.It honers the people who served for United States of Amica. So we can't forget the vetrens.

    November 5, 2011 at 1:49 pm |
  187. Sophie

    It's so important to honor Veteran's Day not only for the families of soldiers, but for everyone to show our appreciation for all the soldiers now and throughout history who have fought for this great nation. They deserve the credit for the protection of America. They should be honored each and everyday, not just on November 11th.

    November 5, 2011 at 4:22 pm |
  188. zeahniya

    I think its important because these people risk there lives for us there fellow americans and they also risk there lives when they know they will leave there families and that is what I call a real verteran

    November 5, 2011 at 5:06 pm |
  189. clarissa

    its important because they served for us and some died theyre fighting to keep our country free and theyre fighting for other countries too!

    November 5, 2011 at 5:53 pm |
  190. John

    I think Veterans Day is a very important day

    November 5, 2011 at 7:16 pm |
  191. MarryLou

    Veterans Day is a day that we get to show how much we love or country, and show respect for the 1,000,s of people how died for our country. Our country would not be as it is now without our Veterans. So let us honor and remember our Veterans

    November 5, 2011 at 8:27 pm |
  192. Brandon

    We have to honor our veterans on not just Veterans Day, but every day.
    There are veterans who have died for people, who they don't even know, to have freedom! That's the ultimate sacrifice that anyone can make.

    November 5, 2011 at 9:43 pm |
  193. thomas

    I think it is important to acknowledge veterans with a day of respect at the least.They put their lives in danger protecting our country, so that we can be free

    November 5, 2011 at 10:00 pm |
  194. isaac

    theses people sacrificed so much for our country, for us, they deserve our respect and gratefullness.

    Thank you all God Bless

    November 5, 2011 at 10:18 pm |
  195. Jesse

    I think it's important to honor our veterans because they gave up so much. for some veterans even their lives.

    November 5, 2011 at 10:22 pm |
  196. Nate

    i think it's important to celebrate Veteran's Day because its like a reminder of who made us a free country.

    November 6, 2011 at 12:27 am |
  197. isac and isaiah

    i think it is important to celebrate veterrens day to thank all the men and women that protect our country.

    November 6, 2011 at 2:14 am |
  198. Julia

    What this holiday means to me is that normal Americans risk there life to make sure they can be free when that means you could loose your life for you friends, family, neighbors, and other random people in america because of of freedom and history and the wonderful things they have done.

    November 6, 2011 at 2:31 am |
  199. isaac

    it is importent to celebrate veterens day because to thank the men women for protecting our country and to remeber the lost and loved ones to many people

    November 6, 2011 at 2:39 am |
  200. Kathy

    It's extremely important to honor American veterans and thank them because they risked their lives for us even though we haven't met each other. We shouldn't think about them only on Veterans Day and shouldn't be happy for not going to school. We must know that we are here now because of their sacrifice.

    November 6, 2011 at 3:54 am |
  201. Calan

    I believe it’s important to honor our veterans because of all they have sacrificed for us and our country. They have fought for our freedom for centuries and did it with pride and honor. Every year our high school honors our veterans in our community by having a Veterans Day program at the school and then serving and eating with the veterans. It is awesome to sit and talk with these men and women that have given so much for our country. It is very important to honor these folks and will be in the future too as we have more and more veterans from our current wars.

    November 6, 2011 at 8:25 am |
  202. Dorsa

    Its Important To Honor Americas Veterans because without them there would be no us. If we don't remember them then there's no point to fight for america. What feels good is that people remember them for fighting for out nation!

    November 6, 2011 at 10:02 am |
  203. Lia

    I think it is very important to honor America's Veterans.They fought for our country the least we can do is honor them on Veterans Day.It would make them feel that what they did was worth it.

    November 6, 2011 at 10:03 am |
  204. Tala

    It is important because people can appreciate what people do for others so they have a choice if it is important or not but it is more likely to appreciate it.

    November 6, 2011 at 10:16 am |
  205. Izaiah

    veterans day is to important for us to just forget about. veterans day is the were we celebrate the people who risk their lives just to save ours.

    November 6, 2011 at 10:30 am |
  206. Josh

    Its important for us to celebrate veterans day because they are always putting their lifes at risk out in the field. If this special day was creatd for a reason, we should celebrate it. we should honor our veterans as they always honor their country.

    November 6, 2011 at 12:29 pm |
  207. Jonathan

    Veterans Day is a day to honor our people who served in the Armed Forces. from World War 1 to the Korean war. We should honor them because of the risks that they take each and everyday from the moment they set foot into that battlefield, to the second they land home to American Soil. These people are not only Veterans, they are Heroes. They are what makes America what IT IS TODAY!

    November 6, 2011 at 12:50 pm |
  208. lyssa

    these veterans have to risk their lives everyday i think the least we can do go out and support them through these rough times

    November 6, 2011 at 12:50 pm |
  209. Frida

    Veterans are our heroes. Even though they don't have super powers,they help us-they sometimes have to give up their family just to fight.Honoring them is the least we could do.They risk their lives so much,and when they come home they get tons of thank-you's.The least we can do is honor them,by having such as thing as Veterans Day.

    November 6, 2011 at 1:15 pm |
  210. Amanda

    Everyday you may see something like: someone risking getting yelled at for defending you when you are right. Or risking running out of paper, but giving a sheet to you anyway. These are both good things that we should be grateful for, but our veterans were risking THEIR LIVES for our freedom and protection! Which is why we should honor them, and be thankful for them on Veterans Day!

    November 6, 2011 at 1:18 pm |
  211. Sarah

    It's important for us to celebrate Veterans Day because they didn't have to go into the war they choose to. They choose to put there lives on the lines for the freedom of our country the least we can do is give them a day to thank them.

    November 6, 2011 at 1:19 pm |
  212. Naomi

    I think veterans day is impotant because that day would let the veterans know how much they are appreciateed

    November 6, 2011 at 3:07 pm |
  213. Caeli

    To celebrate Veteran's Day our school is inviting all the Veterans in for a special breakfast. Veteran's Day is important to our country because it honors the people who have served in the war and risked their lives for us.

    November 6, 2011 at 4:01 pm |
  214. Preya

    My school plans to honor verterans by sending them letters about why we are greatfull to them. We have a giant red box in our cafeteria for letters. We can't wait untill they read them!

    November 6, 2011 at 4:25 pm |
  215. Jordan

    Veterans day is very important we should value our soldiers because they are the ones who left their families to protect opur country so if you see some one who is serving our country or has served our country you should thank them

    November 6, 2011 at 5:38 pm |
  216. Jalah

    I think that Veterans Day is important because you are able to honor the fighters and heros that served in our country. These veterans choose to save our life, they didnt think about dying but the fact that these special choose to SAVE our life and protect our country. Risking their lifes to save another life is the definition of a TRUE blooded hero. I pray for all veterans serving right now as i type. Your special people that us Americans can not live without. God bless America and God bless you!!! I love and appreciate all veterans. We're a proud country too have veterans protect us 24/7. I love you so much!!! 🙂

    November 6, 2011 at 6:19 pm |
  217. Morgan

    I think it is very important to honor the Veterans on Veterans Day because they risked there lives to keep are country free. I think they are very important people.

    November 6, 2011 at 7:17 pm |
  218. Maliah

    Veterans day is a really important day. We honor the men and women that fight to save our lives. Not only do they fight to save our lives, but they also fight for our country. They know they can die, but they fight anyway. We owe them.

    November 6, 2011 at 7:34 pm |
  219. Myrissa

    I think Veterans Day is very important because it honors those who have worked so hard to keep everyone in our country safe! Thanks to all our troops even to the ones who have fallen in the line of duty!

    November 6, 2011 at 7:36 pm |
  220. Imani

    Our veterans are some of the most important people in our country. They are what keeps lour country together and they are some of the greatest role models anyone can have.

    November 6, 2011 at 7:55 pm |
  221. McCauly

    It's very important to remember the the men and woman who lost their lives just to protect the country

    November 6, 2011 at 8:08 pm |
  222. Olivia

    i think veteran days is very important not just to show that veteran fight for this country but to show that they are appreciated by everyone and to acknowledge the fact they die for this country and dont give up.

    November 6, 2011 at 9:14 pm |
  223. Haley

    Veterans Day is a time to honor and notice the importance of American's who risk their lives to protect us. We should honor them because if they didn't risk their lives, we would've been defeated already. They are America's heroes. They love us. They protect us. We should do the same.

    November 6, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
  224. Jean-Paul

    we must never forget the sacrifices of our men and women in the armed forces. If we dont honor those that die we will forget why our country was made.

    November 6, 2011 at 11:01 pm |
  225. Sierra

    Both of my grandfathers are retired from the air force. One of them is still a pilot for Delta airlines. In my family Veterans Day is super important to us. I think that it's important because it gives our troops one day of a lot of respect.

    November 6, 2011 at 11:05 pm |
  226. Joey

    Veteran's Day is important because we pay tribute to those who have served in the military, and for our nation. I say to everyone, go up to a veteran and say "Thank you."

    November 7, 2011 at 1:19 am |
  227. Holden

    What would you do if you did some thing amazing and didn't get recognized for it? That's why we have a Veteran's Day.

    November 7, 2011 at 5:36 am |
  228. Evelyn

    because people went to war to save us and keep this nation free .They left there family worried sick to help us live in peace you know what I mean.;)

    November 7, 2011 at 7:20 am |
  229. Tara

    It's important to celebrate veterans day, so soldiers,sailors and marines know that we care about them and we will also be honering my older brotherh who is a soldier. Tara age 9

    November 7, 2011 at 7:40 am |
  230. Nikki

    I think its important because it shows we appreciate that people risked their lives for the country.

    November 7, 2011 at 8:28 am |
  231. seth

    i think its very special that we have this day.so we can remember our loved ones that have died or sacrificed their lives in battle. and a big thanks to everybody that is serving our country.

    November 7, 2011 at 8:50 am |
  232. Jordan

    We should honor our Veterans Day because our troops die everyday trying to save our country. So we need to show them some respect on this day. It lets us honor them who died on these days. Without the Veterans we would not be free right now. Show everybody needs to show some respect.Happy Veterans Day.

    November 7, 2011 at 8:56 am |
  233. Cole

    It is important to honor Americas veterans because they are the reason that we live in a free country. Americans should be very proud of the soldiers that have served and died for us.

    November 7, 2011 at 9:34 am |
  234. Cameron

    I think it is inportant because they go to war and put their bodies on the line for little or no pay, some are forced to go to war and still put their bodies on the line.

    November 7, 2011 at 9:35 am |
  235. Tom

    Veterans risked there life everyday for us so they deserve to be honored!!!!!!! The soldiers serving today also deserve to be honored for their service.

    November 7, 2011 at 9:46 am |
  236. Holly

    I honor the soldiers giving their lives for us because without them our lives would have been so different today.

    November 7, 2011 at 9:55 am |
  237. P3J

    Honoring American Veterans is important because they risk their lives for our safety. They help maintain democracy in the world. They are our heroes. :):) thanks so much Veterans.

    November 7, 2011 at 10:02 am |
  238. Ellie

    Without the veterans, our country would be much, much worse in war and many other things too. They help save our country.

    November 7, 2011 at 10:03 am |
  239. Aleta

    Veterans day is very important because it shows we care about them and what they did for us.

    November 7, 2011 at 10:19 am |
  240. shaun

    I think Dave is doing a good thing because he is showing the veterans that we still care about them.

    November 7, 2011 at 10:29 am |
  241. Oriana

    Veterans Day is a very honorable day. Every single man in my family has served in the war, and survived. Veterans Day enables me to honor them.

    November 7, 2011 at 10:29 am |
  242. Brianna

    I think it is important to honor our veterans because they fought for us, and they served to save us, and i think that this day means a lot to some people because there family members have served.

    November 7, 2011 at 10:33 am |
  243. Natasha

    I think that it is important because they risked there live to keep us safe and make america what it is today if some one like that doesn't deserve to be honored no one does they are the most courageous people in the world

    November 7, 2011 at 10:35 am |
  244. Leah

    It's important to honor those who served to protect and defend our country. Veterans who served risked there lives for this country. Especially because as a young girl growing up in this country with all the luxuries and freedoms that we enjoy its a great reminder of the sacrifices that were made on my behalf. I'm so grateful for those who sacrificed their sons,daughters, fathers and mothers for the U.S.A. We should honor the veterans for all they have done for me and my country.

    November 7, 2011 at 10:37 am |
  245. Trey

    I think the day is one of the top 5 holidays that should be celebrated.

    November 7, 2011 at 10:46 am |
  246. sarah

    I think it is important because are the people that served & fought for us. without them we would not be here.!

    November 7, 2011 at 10:46 am |
  247. sierra

    i think veterans day is important because they fought for us and risk threre life for us and i thank them for fighting for us
    god bless the soldiers!!!!!!!! thank you

    November 7, 2011 at 10:47 am |
  248. KAYLA

    I think its important to honor all Veterans because they do great things for us so we give back to them by throwing a world wide "party" to celebrate all the hard work they do!!!!!

    November 7, 2011 at 10:56 am |
  249. Morgan

    It is importanat to honor America's veterans because they have done so much for us. They have the courage and bravery to fight for our country. We should honor these veterans because they don't choose to be in the war for the money or to be thought of as a hero, they do this for the honor of being an American veteran.

    November 7, 2011 at 11:45 am |
  250. Piper

    I think it is important to honor the vetrans because they fought for people they didn't even know. The least we could do is to respect and honor them for what they did. They need to be respected because they are heroes and beleivers.

    November 7, 2011 at 11:47 am |
  251. Sitara

    Veterans day is important because people have been giving their lives for hundreds of years so that we can have the lives we lead. Those who are sacrificing their lives daily are completely worthy of being honored. If we don't give anything back to those who are sacrificing their lives, how will people know that we are grateful for them?

    November 7, 2011 at 11:47 am |
  252. Rachel

    i belive it is important because they risk their lives for us. they dont have to be their but they are. without them we would live a very terrible life. we would most likely suffer every day. so they are amazing.

    November 7, 2011 at 11:48 am |
  253. peter

    i think veterans day is importan

    November 7, 2011 at 11:48 am |
  254. andrew

    I think it is very important for us to honor our vets. They put their lives on the line to protect us. They deserve to be honored.

    November 7, 2011 at 11:58 am |
  255. Twinkie

    I think it is important because we need to learn about what happened to all the veterans and what happened in the war and how we won.

    November 7, 2011 at 12:06 pm |
  256. Quincy

    we should really be thankful for are veterans for fighting for are freedom

    November 7, 2011 at 12:07 pm |
  257. Cassidy

    We should honor veterans because if it wasn't for them we wouldn't get the job we wanted or the freedom that lets us be who we want to be. No matter how hard it may be never forget to honor those who risked their lives for us. Even if they are not here with us today please honor them.

    November 7, 2011 at 12:09 pm |
  258. Carissa

    It is important to honor Americas veterans because of what they did for our country and it is also important to keep them in our hearts and prayers.

    November 7, 2011 at 12:12 pm |
  259. LayLay

    I believe that veteans day should be represented & respected because our soldiers who went out there to fight for us, & died for us takes alot of courage something not all of us have. They should be respected has the brave & great men that fought for our country & died for our country!

    November 7, 2011 at 12:38 pm |
  260. Raduan

    I think it's important because they leave their family & fight for us, some of them die & sometimes they survive.

    November 7, 2011 at 12:41 pm |
  261. albertooo

    veterans day is really important because its a way to say tanks to the soldiers that fight for us .

    November 7, 2011 at 12:43 pm |
  262. maria

    I think it is important to honor them because every day they are out there risking their lives for us. They are heroes and they deserve to be honored.

    November 7, 2011 at 12:44 pm |
  263. Ricardo

    i think they deserve all the congratulations , because they risked their life for us many years ago, and people must know how important was their participation in us history

    November 7, 2011 at 12:47 pm |
  264. shaynaynay

    I believe that it is important we remember about veterens day because they faught for our safty and it reminds us that there is still pepple out there fighing for us to be safe with our familys.

    November 7, 2011 at 12:47 pm |
  265. Marifer

    Because the give their life for us and sometimes die supporting our country

    November 7, 2011 at 12:48 pm |
  266. yazmin

    i think it is a good idea for them to have a veterans day because many people died for us, and we can appreciate what the people have done for us.

    November 7, 2011 at 12:50 pm |
  267. Carla

    They fought for our country and left their families in order to protrct our country and our people they chose a greater good we must remember the sacrifice they made for us

    November 7, 2011 at 12:52 pm |
  268. johm

    I beleive that we should honor it because they have done so much for us and they have suffered so much for our country

    November 7, 2011 at 12:52 pm |
  269. amando

    i think is great to have a veterans day because that way we can appreciate what soldiers have done for our country. Veterans should be greatly appreciated in our country.

    November 7, 2011 at 12:53 pm |
  270. celene

    i think we should honor the veterans because they have protected us and fought for us they are brave we have to have a day to honor them

    November 7, 2011 at 12:54 pm |
  271. Evelyn

    Because some them gave their life because of us, an the rest exposed their life, the left their families and because of the country

    November 7, 2011 at 12:54 pm |
  272. anna

    veterans day is a real importante date on the calendar for u.s.a citizens. we have to thank those warriors thjat attend to the war and honor the memories for whose who died for the nation.

    November 7, 2011 at 12:54 pm |
  273. cachirulo

    we have to honor our veterans because they give their lives for us to we can be free and be able to live a good life they have to have a day to be honnored so we can remeber them

    November 7, 2011 at 12:57 pm |
  274. Julio

    Well because they are fight for our country . Even though this is not my country i still come here for school and i appreciate what they do for there country and for its people.

    November 7, 2011 at 12:57 pm |
  275. Nick

    When we honor veterans, we think of the great things they have done. It is important to honor veterans so we can realize what they have done for us.
    They risked their lives or even died for us. It is important to honor veterans.

    November 7, 2011 at 1:17 pm |
  276. Caitlin

    I think that Veterans Day is very important. WE should stand up for the people who have lost their lives, fighting for their country, families, and many unknown people. They fight so that we can be safe, and more importantly free. We should respect Veterans Day, and make it more than just a day off from school, or work...

    November 7, 2011 at 1:20 pm |
  277. Mason

    Hi I'm Mason. Veternans day is important because it is a full day to honor the people who risk their lives to save our own. They must be honored.

    November 7, 2011 at 1:32 pm |
  278. Lauren

    In my opinion, i think Veteran's Day is very important and signifcant because it is our time to honor, cherish, appreciate, and reflect on the ones who put their life on the line and performed a selfless act for their country, neighbors, friends, family and others to let us live our lives back at home be the free better nation we are today. Especially the ones who risk their lives and did not get to continue on. It's about coming together and acknowledging what they did, who they were, and how we can celebrate their voluntary service, lives, and what America really is about and that's why i will be saying with joy and a big hug; Happy Veteran's Day to my step brother! =)

    November 7, 2011 at 1:48 pm |
  279. Elsie

    It is important to honor the U.S veterans because they fight for us. My grandma was a veteran and now my brother is he is a great role model for the united states. they fight for our freedom so we can honor them in return. they are not just people who fight for us they are family. They are heros !:) I love you kyle thanks for fighting for our freedom.

    November 7, 2011 at 2:09 pm |
  280. grant

    VETRANS DAY IS THE BOMB !!!!!!!!!

    November 7, 2011 at 2:38 pm |
  281. Sylvia

    They are the people who protect us, help us, and fight for our freedom.

    November 7, 2011 at 2:39 pm |
  282. sara

    I celebrate veterans every year i believe its important to honor those who fought for our freedom they risk their lives for us this is the least we can do

    November 7, 2011 at 2:40 pm |
  283. Maxwell

    I feel that it is the one day out of the year that we can honor those who put their lives on the line to defend not only our country but also to defend our freedom. We do not have school this Friday which means I get to spend the day with my Dad a.k.a. a veteran.`

    November 7, 2011 at 2:52 pm |
  284. Ally

    Verterans Day is a day to honor those who fight for our freedom.They are the people who risk their life's to protect us citizens. Verterans Day is a day for us to reflect and thank our Veterans .

    November 7, 2011 at 2:59 pm |
  285. Jeffrey

    Veterans Day is one of the most important holidays of the year. It symbolizes something more than just any one man that went out and discovered America, or a guy that lead many civil rights marches and rallys. Well yes it is great and things like that should be celebrated but the THOUSANDS of men and women that go out every day and risk their live just so we can live here in freedom. Now that is something that absoultly be celebrated!

    November 7, 2011 at 3:22 pm |
  286. Allie

    It is very important for veterans to be honored. I am glad they have a day to be celebrated! They have done so much for our country and deserve to be honored.

    November 7, 2011 at 3:26 pm |
  287. Kieran

    It is important to honor American Veterans because they do a lot for us! My dad is a veteran and he he always says that sometimes he didn't know why he was deployed, but, he always knew thata there was someone out there thanking him, even if it was silent.

    November 7, 2011 at 3:30 pm |
  288. Malik

    Thanks for going to war for the world.

    November 7, 2011 at 3:33 pm |
  289. TJ

    It is important to honor Veterans day because they served our country with their lives to protect everyone.

    November 7, 2011 at 3:34 pm |
  290. Theresa

    They fight for our country.

    November 7, 2011 at 3:34 pm |
  291. Jennasee

    To give thanks for what they did because they fought for us . So by showing kindness by giving thanks .

    November 7, 2011 at 3:34 pm |
  292. salvador

    I think it is important to celebrate the people who died for us and fought

    November 7, 2011 at 3:34 pm |
  293. John

    The reason we should honor veterans is because they are the people who fought for us in the war thats why we should respect them,

    November 7, 2011 at 3:34 pm |
  294. noah

    it is important to celebrate our veterans because they died and lost friends for our countrys freedom so they should get our respect

    November 7, 2011 at 3:35 pm |
  295. Bridgette

    I think it is important to honor our vetrans because my brother was in the war and when he came back I realized how he helped serve our country and I have been nicer to him since then. They helped our country get our freedon. Amen.

    November 7, 2011 at 3:35 pm |
  296. Jonathon

    I think the reason we should honor the veterans is because they risked their lives in war for are freedom.

    November 7, 2011 at 3:35 pm |
  297. jonathon

    I think it's important to honor veteran's day because they go to war risking their lives to protect us even though it's very dangerous.

    November 7, 2011 at 3:36 pm |
  298. Santana

    I think we should honor the veterans because they went out to protect our country and also kept us safe from harm.

    November 7, 2011 at 3:36 pm |
  299. Indigo

    We should honor the veterans every day because they protected our country during the wars.

    November 7, 2011 at 3:37 pm |
  300. DAVID

    Veterans Day is important.It important because the people take risks to live or die.

    November 7, 2011 at 3:37 pm |
  301. (Selina)

    We are thankful to the veterans for keeping us free.

    November 7, 2011 at 3:37 pm |
  302. Richard

    It's important to honer are Veterans because they are fighting for are country and all who live in it they risk there lives for us and some have lost there lives we should we respect them for what they do.

    November 7, 2011 at 3:38 pm |
  303. Agustin

    To give them thanks

    November 7, 2011 at 3:39 pm |
  304. Sabas

    I think that it is very important to honor Veterans because we care.

    November 7, 2011 at 3:39 pm |
  305. Tyanna

    We are very active in our support of our veterans at my school. We are writing poems about our feelings about veterans and Veteran's Day. We also painting watercolors that symbolize Veteran's Day to us. In choir and band for our assembly we get to play the 5 military branches' songs and sing Thank You Soldiers. We also learned about the start of Veteran's Day as Armistice Day and the importance of having the holiday on November 11th.

    November 7, 2011 at 3:58 pm |
  306. Noah

    Its important to honer verterans because they fight for are country it is a day to remember them! They wern't forced to they chose to and thats a lot! They spend their time firghting not playing video games or watching TV. They are truly amazing! they were oridenary people and then decided to fight for the U.S.A! It means a lot to me when I think about it!!

    November 7, 2011 at 4:02 pm |
  307. Samantha

    It's important to honor veterans. Honoring veterans lets them know how much we really appreciate what they have done for our country. It gives us a chance to let them know how thankful we are for them. They (the veterans) risked there own lives to help fight for our country, and they should be honored for that.

    November 7, 2011 at 4:07 pm |
  308. Madison

    I think it is important to honor Veterans every year because they have sacrificed there lives & time for us. Some of my family members have served in one or more wars, I thank them for that, So if I can thank them then I should be able to thank them! Thank you All U.S Soldiers who are serving or have served!

    November 7, 2011 at 4:34 pm |
  309. JOYCE

    we need to honor these people because who knows how the U.S.A will be without them???? They protect and do great things for our strong country, to help build America as it is today, right NOW!
    HAPPY VETERANS DAY!!

    November 7, 2011 at 4:51 pm |
  310. Elizabeth

    I think it's important to honor the veterans, because they served for our country, and helped gain our freedom.Not only should we serve living veterans, but our fallen veterans as well.

    November 7, 2011 at 4:59 pm |
  311. cole

    honoring vets is a great thing to do, they saved lives and inspire people everyday, now having a day to celebrate veterans day is very important because they saved human lives, not just animals.

    see what i did there Carl? my own little pun.

    November 7, 2011 at 5:07 pm |
  312. Allyson

    i think veterans day is a good thing my brother has been to Iraq when he was there they lost 4 of their men and one got hurt. then he left for Kawait. he is home now. i tell him every day i see him thank you for what you do he says hes not doing it for the money hes doing it becuse thats what God is telling him to do with his life to to Protect our Country.

    November 7, 2011 at 5:10 pm |
  313. paige

    we want to thank them for risking there lives for our nation. Its an honor to serve this country and we should give thanks

    November 7, 2011 at 5:12 pm |
  314. Zooey

    Veterans people who look aside past life and look toward the future. They want one that is safe and so that is why we should thank them. They care about us, and we should care about them.

    November 7, 2011 at 5:14 pm |
  315. Ann-Marie

    I don't think people realize just how much Veterans do for us. They put their lives on the line, out of their own free will, for us. Veterans day is a great way to honor them, but when you consider just what they've done, I doesn't seem like enough.

    November 7, 2011 at 5:20 pm |
  316. carlos

    people should honor the veterans because veterans servere there countery and there people

    November 7, 2011 at 5:50 pm |
  317. chunkymonkey

    i think their should be other important people trying to do something to hono vetirans day

    November 7, 2011 at 5:54 pm |
  318. john

    I think its very important because it is really helping a cause and the veterans must feel very important,... its a good deed

    November 7, 2011 at 5:55 pm |
  319. Bonsteel

    This will be an interesting week. I teach US History and we just covered WWI and I have explained the importance of Veterans day and its history. The History Channel runs this thing every year, "Bring a Vet to school/Class". I dont have to, I am the Veteran, and my students know it, so I am looking forward to seeing what my students will do. I will keep you posted.

    Mr. Bonsteel

    November 7, 2011 at 6:28 pm |
  320. Brady

    i think that we should honer our vetrans with respect!

    November 7, 2011 at 6:51 pm |
  321. Caleb

    Why wouldn't it be important? These men and women have showed they do deserve our respect. The bravery they showed allows each and everyone of us to live the way we do. They gave you the right to speak the way you do so don't complain just be reverent.

    November 7, 2011 at 6:53 pm |
  322. Thang

    It is certain amount of people who joined Veterans, and we should be part of them too. We are trying to protect our people and also our environmental and people. If there is no Veterans, we might have a hard time to lived peaceful and pleasureful .

    November 7, 2011 at 6:59 pm |
  323. anna

    we should have Veterans Day because men and woman risk their life fighting for freedom for all of us americans!
    if we did not have Veterans Day, we would definetly taking Veterans for granted and then they would give up fighting for us.

    November 7, 2011 at 7:29 pm |
  324. thomas

    I think its important to recognise veterans and people in the armed forces because they fought/fight in americas army they put there lives on the line so we can be free they also keep the fire burning for are country

    November 7, 2011 at 7:44 pm |
  325. Latavia

    We should honor our veterans because they save our country from world world 1 and it's great to honor our veterans because I did it in my school

    November 7, 2011 at 7:46 pm |
  326. Ethan

    We should honor our veterans.So there sacrifices are remembered.If there sacrifices are not remembered.War will continue because nobody will think about the horror and devastation of all conflicts.

    November 7, 2011 at 7:47 pm |
  327. Opa

    i think that it is important to honor all of the men and women who fought for us to have the freedom that we have today

    November 7, 2011 at 8:00 pm |
  328. Josh

    Veterans are always risking their lives out in the field for us all, so we should all celebrate veterans day as a thank you for them. i thinks that veterans day is a great way to thank our troups for their service to America.because they honor America we should always honor them and veterans are a huge part of the U.S. Veterans day was created for a reason and we should celebrate no matter what.

    November 7, 2011 at 8:02 pm |
  329. David

    I think that it is respectful to honor Veterans. You should because they protect our country. While your at home,school, or hanging out with friends, veterans are fighting for our freedom 24/7.

    November 7, 2011 at 8:08 pm |
  330. Ana

    It's important to honor our veterans because if we didnt have people fighting for our country, think of were we would be right now. Who knows? I can only imagine the terrible things. These people are leaving there families, children, wives and husbands, to make sure we have the safest and happiest life possible. They deserve to be honored- BIG TIME.

    November 7, 2011 at 8:12 pm |
  331. kirsty

    its important to recognize them because they fought for our country and I have one in my family it makes them proud

    November 7, 2011 at 8:12 pm |
  332. alex

    i think we should cuz i wont to be a veteran

    November 7, 2011 at 8:22 pm |
  333. Ashlyn

    Just think- Without these brave men and woment that risk thier lives each and everyday, there would be no America. There should definitly be a day to honor them!

    November 7, 2011 at 8:24 pm |
  334. Erica

    If we didn't honor our veterans, we would be selfish. All the veterans over seas and in different countries risk THEIR lives everyday for peoples lives they don't even know.

    November 7, 2011 at 8:38 pm |
  335. Josh

    Veterans day is important because these men and women put their lives on the line because of our freedom. I have a line of veterans in my family so i know what this day means to them. So i think we should each take a part of our day to honor these mean and women. Thank you Veterans for your sacrifice.

    November 7, 2011 at 8:38 pm |
  336. Hunter

    We need to honor Veterans because we need to think of all the troops that fought for our freedom.We also need to remember that they gave their life for us, the USA.

    November 7, 2011 at 8:46 pm |
  337. Jaybo

    He or she lays his or her life on the line, spending years serving the country so that the country may be defended from threats, foreign and domestic. Whether you agree with the war, or the administration or whatever, the veteran should be honored, because he or she has served the nation with his or her life.

    November 7, 2011 at 8:55 pm |
  338. Teresa

    I think it is important to honor our veterans because without them our country wouldn't be a very safe place. Not only should we honor our veterans but the people at war right now. I am very thankful that all the men and women are literally putting their life in jeopardy to protect us.

    November 7, 2011 at 8:58 pm |
  339. Ashley

    It is important to honor Veterans because they need to know how important they are, and how much we thank them for fighting for our country. Since my sister is joining the Navy I would like everyone to honor what she does even if she doesn't make it out. I'm sure that's how everyone feels about their loved ones. Also, it's because we want to honor those who did and didn't make it out so that they know we are behind them one-hundred percent, and that we'll be here when they get back.

    November 7, 2011 at 9:19 pm |
  340. Sophie

    I think the reason we have veterans day is because we want to thank them for all they did for us serving in the war and keeping us free. Also I think we are telling them congrats for being able to make it through the war.

    November 7, 2011 at 10:04 pm |
  341. Siera

    Its very impotant to honor veterans day so everyone knows its important to honor the people who firght for us each and everyday.we are alive and enjoy the freedoms we have due to the brave men and women who went to battle for us. If you enjoy living in America and enjoying our freedoms compared to other countries, have a celebration in honor of a veteran.:-) HAPPY VETERANS DAY!! I ❤ You CARL Azuz!!!! 🙂

    November 7, 2011 at 10:35 pm |
  342. farid

    i think it is so important, because they fight to protect us, i mean they leave their families go away and fight for us, they have a big risk but there they are, in our name, in the name of U.S.

    November 8, 2011 at 12:13 am |
  343. Monica

    This is really important because it shows that we care for the people who protected our country, I think it should be one of the most important days for the nation.

    November 8, 2011 at 3:16 am |
  344. Phillip

    They gave there lives for us for our freedom. They protect the country and they should be honor everyday.

    November 8, 2011 at 6:53 am |
  345. MaxwellA

    I think that Veterans Day is very important, that we acknowledge the Veterans is very important. veterans are what make our country, a strong, and prideful country, it's important the honor veterans because they defend us. Many have died, but they died with honor, defending the grand old flag. This Friday means a lot to me because my step dad was in the Navy. Oh and happy birthday Michael, and a big thank you for defending the U.S.A.

    November 8, 2011 at 7:44 am |
  346. Nathan

    My dad is in the ARMY. I think we should Thank

    our veterans cause they helped us when in need. We should be honered someone we don't know, can care for us.

    November 8, 2011 at 7:49 am |
  347. Billy

    I think that it is important to honor our veterans because most of them (veterans) come back scarred for life from war. And considering I want to join the army, I think, in the future being a veteran, I think it would be important to honor veterans.

    November 8, 2011 at 10:35 am |
  348. Savanna

    I believe that we honor our veterans on Veterans Day because veterans risked their lives to protect their country and its citizens. From soldiers in Iraq and the brave men who fought agaist Hitler and his allies in world war two even the soldeirs who fought in korea or the revolutionary war there have been soldeirs there to protect us. An army of men and women that were brave enough to step up and defend their home and all of the people in it good and bad. That is why we honor our veterans, we honor them because they have done so much to protect us we have to do something in favor.

    November 8, 2011 at 10:57 am |
  349. ava

    i think it's important to honor Veterans because they faught for our country!Just put it this way maybe if they wouldnt have faught our country might be divided,you might not be a part of it.

    November 8, 2011 at 10:59 am |
  350. Elijah

    I think it is important to celebrate veterans day because , if the veterans didn't do what they did the United States would not be how we are today!

    November 8, 2011 at 11:27 am |
  351. Olivia

    I personaly love vetrans day. I feel safe because everyday people risk their livesto save our contry! They tottaly should get a day to honor them for what they are doing. THANK YOU VETRANS! WE LOVE YOU!

    November 8, 2011 at 11:31 am |
  352. travis

    i think its not that important to honor them beacuase they did stuff for the world but other people did the same.But on the other hand its okay to honor them beacase they had the heart an strenth to get out there and save our lives.

    November 8, 2011 at 11:31 am |
  353. Charlee

    A lot of people that I know don't get why us Americans have this beloved holiday. But i am not one of those people. I totally see why we celebrate it, becasue my grandfather was chief for 20 years in the Navy. And my father was deported to Japan for 10 years working in the Marines. When we celebrate this holiday I write a letter going to my cousin AJ saying how much i love him and wish he could visit me.

    November 8, 2011 at 11:32 am |
  354. D.J.

    The Veterans were always making the ultimate sacrifice for our country and I believe it is always necessary to celebrate the ones that are here but more important the ones that have departed from us.

    November 8, 2011 at 11:34 am |
  355. roberto

    it is an honor to support veterans day because those are the soldiers that faught for us. They are the soldier that went to battle for the red the white and the blue flag, they fight till this day to protect us americans and to keep are freedom the same.. To all those veterans and soldier watching CNN thank you for you hard work and sacrificing your life for us..

    November 8, 2011 at 11:34 am |
  356. Sprinklez

    I think it's super important to honor our veterans, so that we show them that we appriciate all that they do for our country.

    November 8, 2011 at 11:34 am |
  357. Charlee

    To all the people in Afgan. good luck, i know you will win this war. And to all of those who's family members are out there, don't loose faith.

    November 8, 2011 at 11:35 am |
  358. casiana

    I think its important to honor are fallen veterans.
    They have served are country well and they need to be respected.
    Honoring them is not only the right thing to do,but the American thing to do.

    November 8, 2011 at 11:35 am |
  359. MARQUISE

    Its important because were remembering veterans that helped our countries. by remembering them it makes them feel appreciated and horned.

    November 8, 2011 at 11:35 am |
  360. poly

    i think its important to honor our veterans because for them we are where we are right now. They went to serve our country and our people. i think they need to have all the respect and thanks for what they did.

    November 8, 2011 at 11:35 am |
  361. Katelynn

    Our Veterans are here to support and cherish their moment. They were supporters and much more. We wish them the best luck.

    November 8, 2011 at 11:36 am |
  362. zach

    i think veterans are pretty legit because they served are country. and won the battles every time we went to war. and they came back as are hero's the u.s. military is doing their best to be their for u.s .

    November 8, 2011 at 11:37 am |
  363. Angel

    Veterans Day is important to celebrate our freedom and honor those who fight for it. It is not only important to honor veterans, but also the families of those who were KIA.

    November 8, 2011 at 11:52 am |
  364. Andrew

    Fighting for one's country and willing to die for it is the ultimate sacrifice. The least we can do is honor them on veteran's day for the commitment and sacrifice they have made.

    November 8, 2011 at 12:43 pm |
  365. deavin

    On November 11,2011 we will take a time out to remind ourselves about the people who risked their lives to save us everyday.We honor the people who already served a period of time to fight in wars.On this day we ended world war 1.

    November 8, 2011 at 1:20 pm |
  366. JaShawn

    I think that it is always important to honor our America Veterans because they die fight for something they believe in .Some thing they die for our rights so why not congratulate them on the great job they are doing >

    November 8, 2011 at 1:28 pm |
  367. Martha

    It is important to honor American veterans and thank them for their service. Veterans day is a day to hear and share story about people who have sacrificed for our country. It would be selfish not to honor them for fighting for our freedom. Veterans should never be forgotten.

    November 8, 2011 at 1:29 pm |
  368. Yasmin

    Its important to honor American's Veterans because its a day that we all have to thank those Veterans who risk or loose their life. Its a day to be proud of those people who are protecting our life and our families life. And because it is the least thing we can do to thank them so much for what they are doing for all of us.

    November 8, 2011 at 1:30 pm |
  369. christina

    V is for value
    E is for everlasting honor
    T is for treasure
    R is for righteousness
    A is for achievement
    N is for never giving up
    S is for so much thanks to the vetrans
    THANKS VETRANS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 8, 2011 at 1:46 pm |
  370. fabian

    i think it is important to celbr8 veterans day because it shows r respect for r american troops

    November 8, 2011 at 1:51 pm |
  371. Veronica

    It is important to celebrate Veterans day because we are showing that we care for the people who fight for our country.....

    November 8, 2011 at 1:57 pm |
  372. Sydney

    I love having veterins day because my uncle is in the millitary and my grandpa was also. So i think that it is a very great holliday because people risk their lives and die for our freedome.

    November 8, 2011 at 2:21 pm |
  373. Melody

    Most of us don't realize what a lot of America's veterans had to go through during the Revolutionary War. Most people in history class just listen and might think, " Wow, this is boring." But they have no clue what veteran family's had to go through, and all the life's they lost and what misery they had to go through. So I think it's important to remember that a lot of peole fought, died, and won for America.

    November 8, 2011 at 2:23 pm |
  374. nick

    i think we should honor veterans day because we care and if it werent for them we woudn't be we would be died.

    November 8, 2011 at 2:24 pm |
  375. chance

    I think that the guy that wants to shoot one million hoops is a great guy.Since he is going to do that for charity, he is probably one of the most generous hard-working guys that I have ever heard of,and I also think that it would be hard to shoot 1,300 hoops a day.

    November 8, 2011 at 2:25 pm |
  376. Ashlie

    I think it's important to honor our veterans because they fight for our freedom,and for our safety. If we didn't have them, we'd all be imprisoned underneath a king or monarchy. My father was in Iraq this past year, and I respect him for always fighting [and getting me stuff]. Let's give a big "thank you" to all of the families that have military soldiers in their households. THANK YOU!!!!

    November 8, 2011 at 2:26 pm |
  377. Josalynne

    Our veterans are an important part of American history.Honoring our veterans is important because they risk their lives for our freedom everyday.We should be thankful for our veterans because of their generosity and thoughtfulness of others.They sacrifice their lives for strangers, so we can have a better life.I do agree that we honor our everyday veterans because it's not everyday that you honor special and important people fighting for their life and yours.

    November 8, 2011 at 2:27 pm |
  378. Mikaylah

    Yes I think we should honor our veterans because they have put so much work in our country.They have killed the terrorist that flew the air planes in to the twin towers which killed thousands of people and they killed him so he wouldn't do it again.They have been in Iraq for months and some of them just got back . I think it is amazing how much they protect our country.So i think everyone should honor veterans.

    November 8, 2011 at 2:27 pm |
  379. Dillon

    Yes i think we should honor our veterans because they go into war for America and our freedom when they don't even need to go to war.They choose to though.Don't they? when they have a wife and family they still risk their lives for our freedom.

    November 8, 2011 at 2:28 pm |
  380. Faith

    I think its imported to honer are veterans because they fight for us and protect us. We Americans should honer them without them we would be controlled by a different country. My uncle is in the navy and I respect him for what he does.

    November 8, 2011 at 2:29 pm |
  381. katelynn

    I think it is important to honor our Veterans!!!!! They are why we Americans get to have are rights that we have because they went off and fought for us.The Veterans showed how courageous America is.
    I'm proud to have are Veterans.

    THANK YOU VETERANS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WE LOVE WHAT YOU DO FOR US.

    November 8, 2011 at 2:31 pm |
  382. ashley

    i think that it ois verey impoertant to hon or veterans because we care. We should be proud to have veterans becauase they fight for us and some take there risk there lifes for us be thankful that did that for all of us.They protect our country.I think that we should all say thank you to all of them.I think the people that risk there lives and they did die we should thank them for kepping us safe.Its inportant to celbrate veterans day because they died for us and the people out there should be thankful not un thankful.Be thankfull that veterans kept us free.I think that we should honor them for what they did and kept us safe.:) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 :O

    November 8, 2011 at 2:32 pm |
  383. Tori

    I think its very important to honor Veterans because they risk their lives so the least we can do is honor them and tell how important they are. If we did not have Veterans we would not have this life right now. Nobody in my family that I know is in the army and I hope one day that will change. That is why we should honor are U.S Veterans.

    November 8, 2011 at 2:33 pm |
  384. Adrienne

    I think its important to honor our veterans because they already do so much for us like granting us freedom.Its important to know how many lives are at risk so we know how much our country cares for us because they give us rights and freedom of speech the right to bare arms and other important rights.No one notices how much our country is fighting for us until its gone like family members are gone and close friendsare gone so we know how much we need to honor and cherish our veterans.They fight for us so we dont have to be slaves and be captive but to have a grateful life and a better education when we get older.Thanks to our Veterans who have honored our country by protecting us.Thats how much they care and we need to show them we care

    November 8, 2011 at 2:33 pm |
  385. sarah

    We should have a veterans day because they risked there lives for us.And it's good so then they no that there important.They are saving our coutry for all the people.

    November 8, 2011 at 2:34 pm |
  386. Shannon

    We should honor our Veterans because some of them died for us and it makes me proud to see a family reunited with one another once with a father or mother or older sibling returns back from the army or navy. They protect us and keep us safe, and ages ago, fought for our freedom. That makes me so joyful to say that my father himself, in his early adulthood, worked in the army and made lots of friends and learned quite a bit of disipline and always tells us tales of what he did there and to gives us a humorous stories about our own actions. So we should honor them on Veterans' Day, because they are worth that much, well, most of them. We are proud, safe, Americans because of their bravery, support, and sacrificing souls. We should truely, honestly, thank them for what they've done for us in all of the years of laboring away and dying.

    November 8, 2011 at 2:35 pm |
  387. Kaylee

    I believe we should honor out vetrenarians more than we honor ourselves right now because they fight for our country and if they can't save our country in our time of need than they die trying.So we need to honor them a great deal for what they have done, because without them there is no peace.

    November 8, 2011 at 2:36 pm |
  388. Sammi

    We should honor our veterans because without them how would we get peace? Peace helps us be our own nation become our own like the revolutionary war when we fought Britain. Veterans risk their own lives for their family, we are their family.

    November 8, 2011 at 2:36 pm |
  389. gwinevere

    Our veterans do so much for us their life is dedicated to save their country. Their country should say their thanks for having such cool veterans.

    November 8, 2011 at 2:38 pm |
  390. Karsen

    I think it is important to honor our vets because they ricked there lives every time that they would go into battle. Also because serving for our county makes important for us to thank them for making our country better and free. They are great people and should be honored for every thing they do and have done.

    November 8, 2011 at 2:40 pm |
  391. Daniel

    I think veterans are important because they risk their lives to fight for our country. Without them we would probably not be alive to this day or not a country, no longer an American. Veterans fight for our country and i honor them for that.

    November 8, 2011 at 2:41 pm |
  392. Laura

    Veterans Day is one of the most important days in the United States. Veterans Day remembers and honors all of the courageous men and women who fought for our country. Without them, our country would not be what it is today. Every day, a United States soldier puts their life at risk to protect our country. The soldiers in the past defended our country well. I think our country is one of the safest countries in the world thanks to them. Veterans will always be remembered even if they are not always around. We should do as much as we can for them while they are here, so maybe we can repay a little dent of what we owe them for keeping us safe.

    November 8, 2011 at 2:47 pm |
  393. ~Jyssica~

    It’s important to remember our veterans because they serve for our country. They put their lives in danger before we put our life in danger. There serving our country and make sure that the citizens of the United States is safe as well as their families. Another reason it’s important to remember our veterans is they do so many things for our country and honoring veterans Day is a day that we tell the Veterans that serve our country thank you for serving our country to protect us from danger. Veterans Day is a good day that we the people can appreciate and be blessed that we have a wonderful country that we have and wouldn’t have if it was for the veterans that served our country.

    November 8, 2011 at 3:07 pm |
  394. Heather

    Celebrating Veterens Day, is important to show vetrans that we care. They fight and die while protecting and keeping our country free. Can you imagine if nobody fought for our country?

    November 8, 2011 at 3:08 pm |
  395. Laramey:)

    I feel it is important to honor the veterans who have served and our serving our country because they do so much for our country. They have laid their life on the line to free ours. They often times don’t get to see their children be born and don’t get to see their family for up to a year at a time. I don’t know what average person could do this; it takes someone pretty special to serve our country. They should not only have a special day set aside to honor them but they should be honored every day because they protect us each and every day and have protected our homeland from wars. To those who serve, I thank.

    November 8, 2011 at 3:19 pm |
  396. Austin

    Its important to remember Veterans day because we need to remember that our men in red white and blue fight for us every single day, and we should be thankful for them. I also heard that Obama was going to bring our men home. That would be a blessing to us and there family's.

    November 8, 2011 at 3:59 pm |
  397. connor

    it is important to honor veterans because they need to know we the people care about what the did. i especially care because i have many veterans in my family.

    November 8, 2011 at 4:01 pm |
  398. caprini

    i think its important because they helped keeping our freedom i think that without veterans the u.s. wouldn't be the way it is today. i think its really important because a lot of my friends and family are or was in the service

    November 8, 2011 at 4:38 pm |
  399. kyle

    I think veterans day is imortant. Why you may ask the reason is i get a day off of school. Also millitary people shoot guns.

    November 8, 2011 at 4:39 pm |
  400. Rachel

    Honoring Americans Veterans is a chosen decision to every individual. Veterans Day is important because Veterans are important. Veterans are the reason why we live today. People who are in the military serve for us EVERYDAY and they WORK HARD at EVERYTHING they do to save our country. It would be nice to take sometime out of your day to honor the Veterans in some way. They're the reason why we lived for yesterday,today and even tomorrow.

    November 8, 2011 at 4:39 pm |
  401. Michael

    i think it good to celebrate because they are the ones that served to protect us. They protected the country and the least we can do show them a nice holiday. On veterans day I plan on thanking at least one of them for what they did.

    November 8, 2011 at 4:40 pm |
  402. Jiwon

    In South Korea, Every June 6th is Veteran's Day. Like U.S., Veterans are so deserved to be honored by the citizens since they hugely contributed to achieve liberty and independence during the bloody colonized era.

    We should always be aware that peace and liberty that we are now taking it for granted, is all from the sacrifices and efforts from our ancestors and Veterans.

    Hope United State to have a wonderful Veterans day!

    November 8, 2011 at 4:57 pm |
  403. Mandy

    Sometimes you do something good and you want people to notice it. Don't you think our veterans who are fighting for us feel the same way?

    November 8, 2011 at 5:33 pm |
  404. Anonymous

    My dad is fighting right now 😦 and i sure do wish i can go over there and give him a big thank- you hug, but at least he knows I love him. He is my hero and sets an example for everyone. I think all veterans should know they are appreciated just like my dad.

    November 8, 2011 at 5:50 pm |
  405. Kacey

    Its important to honor veterans, because really where would we be without them. Really. They have risked their lives, and it makes me upset when i see people not honoring them, They just dont understand how much gut, and courage it takes to go out there on the battlefield & do that.

    November 8, 2011 at 6:10 pm |
  406. Alexandra

    I think it is important to honor Veterans because they sacrifice their lives for our freedom, leaving families and friends behind. Without them, we would not be safe. It's sad to say that there are people who take our freedom, and those who fight for our freedom for granted.

    November 8, 2011 at 6:11 pm |
  407. bradley

    i think we should honor are veterans becuase they served are country to make sure that hitler and al quida dont kill us all and plus they gave us freedom to do what we please and when we please THANK YOU VETERANS

    November 8, 2011 at 6:42 pm |
  408. Tamieyah

    I love our veterans and most people do not realize it but they are everywhere and you need to stop and thank them because they could have possibly lost their loves by serving their country. I say THANK YOU and I hope the rest of America does, too

    November 8, 2011 at 8:30 pm |
  409. Kelsey

    I think we sould honor veterans day beacause they help served our country.I mean they fought wars for us! We sould be thankful to them and what they did for us and our country. If you know a veteran say thank you for fighting the wars for us. And that is my opion!

    November 8, 2011 at 8:38 pm |
  410. dorian

    i think we should respect our veterans becuase they risked there lifes for use

    November 8, 2011 at 10:10 pm |
  411. Monique :)

    Some of us seniors out there just answered a question very similar, is there pride serving in our military? Well my response to both of the questions is yes. They go out and fight for our protection and freedom willingly because they love our country. If it wasn’t for them we wouldn’t be where we are today, so why would anyone stand against not honoring our veteran’s? I’m sure if anyone looks in their family history you have at least one member who has served, and most men and women walk proud when they come home and know they did something that affects everyone in our country, so why should we not honor what they do? I believe that honoring our veteran’s is a very important thing to do.

    November 8, 2011 at 11:51 pm |
  412. jasmaine

    I think it would be good for the schools to have sugary drinks because not all kids get fat because of what they drink and some kids do but they have to do there part and exercise so yes i believe that they should put sudary drinks back in the schools

    November 9, 2011 at 9:02 am |
  413. Dustin

    My Grandpa served in the military. So i believe we should honor the veterans. no matter how much work they did they should still be honored.

    November 9, 2011 at 10:37 am |
  414. Courtney

    Veterans day is a very important to all who have served and the family's of who has served.

    November 9, 2011 at 10:55 am |
  415. michael

    i love veterans day because it reminds me that people died for us.

    November 9, 2011 at 12:18 pm |
  416. skylar

    V is for value
    E is for everlasting honor
    T is for treasure
    R is for righteousness
    E is for everlasting away from your family for every on in the world
    A is for achievement
    N is for never giving up
    S is for so much thanks to the vetrans
    ! is for thanks for risking your lives for us

    November 9, 2011 at 12:48 pm |
  417. skylar

    i know how it fells my uncle is in it and my grandpa was in it came home then died

    November 9, 2011 at 12:49 pm |
  418. Lillia

    I BELIVE THAT WHEN VETERANS GO TO WAR THEY ARE PUTTING THEIR LIFE AT RISK TO TRY TO FIGHT OTHERS. THAT IS TRUE COURAGE.

    November 9, 2011 at 2:08 pm |
  419. LaVelle

    We should honor veterans because they risk their own lives just to keep our country safe.Lots of veterans have already lost their lives just to protect us.Veterans are the reason that we are considered the home of the brave.They cant even see or talk to their families because they are out fighting for our country.So yes we should honor veterans day.

    November 9, 2011 at 4:05 pm |
  420. Madison

    Honoring America's veterans is important because they were prepared to lose their lives in our defense, which is something that should not be ignored.

    November 9, 2011 at 4:31 pm |
  421. Joelysa

    I thinks Veterans Day is important, because the soldiers are out there one the line everyday fighting for us and giving up there lives for and there families and freedom.

    November 9, 2011 at 5:36 pm |
  422. eliza

    i love this idea that they she could keep it going because of the men and woman who have kept america safe and fought for our lives and those who have lost there live in doing so. veterans day gives americans the right to honor the men and women who layed down there lives to keep america safe.

    November 9, 2011 at 8:18 pm |
  423. Brittani

    We should all honor our veterans because they saved us and we should be grateful for that. Some took their lives for us and I think it's only fair we should honor those died for us.

    November 9, 2011 at 8:25 pm |
  424. Audrey

    It is extremely important to my family to honor war veterans and soldiers out in the field today. Both of my grandfathers are Vietnam vets, and we are very lucky to have them alive and well today to celebrate Thanksgiving with us. So many have sacrificed so much for our freedom, and the least we can do for them in return is spend a day in honor of those who sacrificed themselves for us.

    November 9, 2011 at 8:35 pm |
  425. Morghan

    We should honor veterans day because the people deserve recognition. My mom was apart of the US Navy Seabees and I am honored to be her daughter. This day is here to remember the people who risked their lives to save our country. This is the whole reason we are alive today. So find anyone you know who has served the us military and tell them thank you!!

    November 9, 2011 at 8:50 pm |
  426. Emma

    My dad was in the army and on Veteran's Day I am going to be spending the day with him and thinking of how lucky I am that he is still here with me.

    November 9, 2011 at 9:59 pm |
  427. Kaitlyn

    You should honor the brave men and women who served or still serve in the military. Not every body who walks into battle comes out of battle. My Great Great Uncle served, lived, than died this summer of stomach cancer. People who serve are deticated to their country and are also very brave. They go to war not knowing what the battle will hold for them to encounter. Maybe death, injuries, pain or sadness. 🙂 The military men and women help hold our nation together. They should be respected everyday. 🙂

    November 9, 2011 at 10:17 pm |
  428. yanique

    I think its important to honor veteran's day because ever day they go out on that battle field, and risk their lifes knowing that one day they might not ever see their families again but they still think it worth fighting for our country and fighting for people they don't even know. or enen meat. So i think they desever veterans day we own them that

    November 10, 2011 at 9:42 am |
  429. Mr. Prescott's Class

    It is important to remember veteran's day because throughout the coarse of not just U.S. history, but the history of our world, people have been fighting and defending their country for what they thought was for common good of the people. Veterans are the people that decide that they are not just going to hope that their ideas, beliefs, and their country just prevail through hardship. Veterans are ones that go through the torture of training and look death in the eye in order to make sure their people live the best life possible in a free and safe homeland. These people are litterally the protector of liberty and justice; they are the reason a "free nation" is still free. Veterans are giving people, the selfless, always wanting more others. As in John F. Kennedy's famous word, veterans "Don't ask what their country can do for them, but ask what can they do for their country!" Through all that veterans do for the country, they deserve to be honored at least one day.

    November 10, 2011 at 10:02 am |
  430. Ben

    My dad is a Veteran. I think we should honor the Veterans of America because they've given up so much for our country and they did it for their love for all the families of America. If we didn't have people like my dad, serving for our country, we wouldn't have a Veteran's Day. May God protect them all.

    November 10, 2011 at 1:48 pm |
  431. Maddie;)

    Its very important to show how much we care for are veterans. They have done so much for us so why dont we show them are apperication. They are willing to risk there lives for are protection and freedom as a country.

    November 10, 2011 at 4:10 pm |
  432. AMBER

    I SAY THAT IT IS IMPORTANT TO HONOR OUR VETERANS BECAUSE WITHOUT THEM WE WOULD NOT HAVE OUR FREEDOM

    November 10, 2011 at 4:39 pm |
  433. nychole

    I think it is importaint because, Our veterans risk everyday fighting for our freedom and our country. I also think it is impotaint because they do alot for us and they should get reconized by this holiday.

    November 10, 2011 at 6:38 pm |
  434. Xander

    It is immensely important to recognize the military. They sacrifice so much just so we can have freedom. Many soldiers die everyday for us, strangers, people that they didn't know. It would be right to give a little back.

    November 10, 2011 at 9:13 pm |
  435. kaylee

    I think we should honer our veterans and give them our respect I don't think (white pine middle school 7th) should haft to go to school both papaws are veterans and both my uncles are and we should never stop honoring them i mean there fighting for our country putting there life's at risk

    November 10, 2011 at 9:16 pm |
  436. Matthew

    I personally think that honoring veterans day is important because we dont know what life would be like if our veterans didnt fight for us

    November 10, 2011 at 9:18 pm |
  437. Kailin

    Veterans are important to celebrate, not only because they are brave, but because of their courage and willingness to give up their lives so we can live ours. They aren't brave. They have courage. They are the modern day heroes. Each one disserves to be honored by all of us. Thank you Veterans for fighting for America!

    November 10, 2011 at 9:34 pm |
  438. Karlie

    i think its important to celebrate it because , while were at school or at home there risking there lives just to save us and some of us dont even know that, or some of us arent thank ful for it so its a good idea to celebrate the people that are amazing everydayy ! ❤ Thankkk youuu so much ❤ without them we would be dead by now.

    November 11, 2011 at 6:08 am |
  439. Max

    It is important because they give there lives to protect us and people they have never met they still care,

    November 11, 2011 at 6:27 am |
  440. Kayla

    It's very important to honor the veterans. They risked their lives nearly everyday for us to be safe and free. If we didn't recognize them how would they know that we appreciate what they did for us.

    November 11, 2011 at 11:20 am |
  441. Gabriella

    Honoring Americans veterans is important because on this day we remember all the sacrifices they made to protect our country. They left behind their friends and families to serve and protect you as their fellow U.S. citizens.

    November 11, 2011 at 12:51 pm |
  442. Mikko

    November 4th, 2011 12:36 am ET

    I think it is very important to honor Americaʻs veterans because they go out and they risk their own lives just for our country. Also my uncle just recently retired from the military so I can tell that when they get to see their families, take a day off, and just be told that what theyʻre doing is right, is very important and means a lot to them.

    November 11, 2011 at 12:54 pm |
  443. Adrian

    I think we sould honor Veteran's Day beacause they help served our country.I mean they fought wars for us! We sould be thankful to them and what they did for us and our country. If you know a veteran say thank you for fighting the wars for us. And that is my opion!

    November 11, 2011 at 12:59 pm |
  444. Joy

    As a matter of fact..why do we honour someone? Because they have contributed something which helped us. In the same way, I believe that we should honour the American veterans because of their courage and ability to withstand the pressures of the opposition countries and gain us civilians freedom.

    November 11, 2011 at 1:52 pm |
  445. Avery

    It ia important to celebrate veterans day because the people in the miltary are risking their lives for people they dont even know.

    November 11, 2011 at 3:04 pm |
  446. Sam

    Its important to celebrate Veterans Day because without veterans, America wouldn't be what it is now.

    November 11, 2011 at 3:05 pm |
  447. Cam

    This day is important because the people have risked their life to save/support our counrty we call home today.

    November 11, 2011 at 3:06 pm |
  448. Sophie

    Veteran's Cay is important because it helps us remember ones who risked their lives for us. It also helps us appreciate what it means to be a veteran.

    November 11, 2011 at 3:07 pm |
  449. Gibson

    I think it is important to remember vets and their family's because the put their lives in the line to make U.S.A a safe place for us to live in

    November 11, 2011 at 3:08 pm |
  450. Zeri

    I think Veterans Day is mainly about honoring the men and women who serve or served our country safe.

    November 11, 2011 at 3:08 pm |
  451. Annalise

    Everyone should celebrate Veterans day because we have people that have died for this country and to keep us safe. People have given up there lives to help us live ours. We need to say a thank you to all of the people that have served.

    November 11, 2011 at 3:09 pm |
  452. George

    We should always remember the people that fought in the military.
    They fought and are fighting for our lives, they deserve a little support.

    November 11, 2011 at 3:12 pm |
  453. Brett

    Veterans day is important because the Veterans fought to help keep America free.

    November 11, 2011 at 3:12 pm |
  454. Caroline

    Verteran's Day is about honoring the soilders and their families. Veteran's Day is important because we need to honor the people that don't even know us, but still risk their lives for us. Think if America didn't have soilders protecting us. What would our lives be like?

    November 11, 2011 at 3:15 pm |
  455. kenneth

    Veterans Day is about thanking the troops that made these years of freedom possible. My dad was in the army and even though he didnt go to war hes still a hero in my book.

    November 11, 2011 at 3:15 pm |
  456. Oscar

    veterans day is important because serving our country is a large task which they try and hope to fulfill many have died for us so we just can't blow this off how would you feel if you were a veteran would you like kids saying "who cares about you".,

    November 11, 2011 at 3:15 pm |
  457. Annalise

    My dad had served in the air force and is, thankfully, stiil alive today. My grandpa has served in the Vietnam war and risked his life for me and my family. We all are thankful that we have people like them that can keep the danger away from us and to keep our country safe.

    November 11, 2011 at 3:16 pm |
  458. Harrison

    My grandfather was in the marines and went to battle in Vietnam. This makes Veterans day more special to our family than to other families without veterans. I watched a show about the Vietnam War and it shows how gruesome war actually is and that makes me wonder how so many people actually survived. Everyone needs to celebrate Veterans Day because men and women risk their lives to keep our country safe.

    November 11, 2011 at 3:16 pm |
  459. Emory

    Despite having a chance of being killed, the men and women fight for America. Without the soldiers fighting, the world would be a much different place. We owe all our thanks and respect to these soldiers.

    November 11, 2011 at 3:17 pm |
  460. KatieIt's

    It's important because everyday, so many Americans risk their lives and for those that died they used their life to protect us so we should honor their strenght and bravery. Not everyone can say, "I'm going to risk my life for my country today."

    November 11, 2011 at 3:20 pm |
  461. Sierra

    My uncle Rusty and his son which is also uncle Rusty are both in the millitary. I barely get to see them but inside i know their dooing the right thing. We need to respect everyone whos in the millitary or army or marines ect.

    November 11, 2011 at 3:20 pm |
  462. Libby

    Its extremely important to remember and thank our veterans for giving thier lifes for our country. When you think about it, its scary to wake up and think, "I might not see family ever again." We should be proud of our veterans and what they do everyday for us.

    November 11, 2011 at 3:30 pm |
  463. Matthew

    I think Veterans day is important because they risk their lives almost every day of the year for our country. So I think we should be able to at least give them one day of the year.

    November 11, 2011 at 3:35 pm |
  464. Hunter

    I think it is important to, because my Dad was in the Army Rangers. He ddidn't serve in the war, but almost all of the men in my family were in the military. From my Grandfathers to my Great Uncles to my Father.

    November 11, 2011 at 3:47 pm |
  465. Zigon

    It is very important not only to remember our veterans today, but every day. Without them, we might not have the simple pleasures we have now. Every day, every hour we live, was bought for us by them.

    November 11, 2011 at 5:47 pm |
  466. Dautiana

    I think that they should let people choose what they wont to drink because they should be old enough to know how to take care of their self.

    November 11, 2011 at 6:49 pm |
  467. Dautiana

    We should honor our veteran's because they fight for us and protect us every day.

    November 11, 2011 at 7:12 pm |
  468. Nathan

    I think its important to celebrate Veterans Day because without our veterans we wouldn't be a free country. We should also celebrate Veterans Day so thank the soldiers that risk there lives to serve for the U.S.A's freedom.

    November 11, 2011 at 7:55 pm |
  469. primrose

    they are very brave, and they are putting their life on the line for us, the future of America. Without these life-going people, America would just not be as it is now. Thank you, people of the world!~

    November 11, 2011 at 9:36 pm |
  470. Rick

    To all American Veterans that served or are serving our country Americans want to tell you how much we are proud of you. Veterans should be honored whenever possible .

    November 11, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
  471. Raphy

    I think every person in the world not only the american's but everyone should celebrate veteran's day because not all countries celebrate the people that fought for their country but some people gave their lives for their country. It doesn't matter if they started the war or not the only thing that matters is that they are recognized.

    November 12, 2011 at 12:52 am |
  472. Kamryn

    I believe it is important to honor americas veterans they have worked so hard to keep america safe horing them is the least we can do.

    November 12, 2011 at 3:28 pm |
  473. Tobin

    My dad was in the Navy for 7 years. We should honor our veterans.

    November 12, 2011 at 3:43 pm |
  474. Raquel

    There are men and women give their lives to keep this country safe. If they weren't here then where will I be. so that is why we celebrate Veterans Day. To let them know that we care.

    November 13, 2011 at 3:43 am |