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The Importance of Veterans Day

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Danny Washington

The 10th of November was a day that many students allocated for rest, fun, and downtime. Students across the United States looked forward to only having a 4-day school week, which ended with an even longer weekend. However, the reason as to why we had this day off is just as important compared to how it was enjoyed. 

Veterans Day, which fell on November 11th of this year, is a time for Americans to acknowledge the sacrifice of those who served in our military. As US citizens, we are granted rights that must be obtained based on the Constitution. But, the protection of those rights also needs to be upheld. Because of this importance, the United States military is incredibly important in times of need. To honor this sacrifice, a day for remembrance for our veterans gives thanks to those who put their lives on the line.

Buena Park’s way of honoring our vets was through BP’s annual Veterans Day assembly. During 3rd period, students were directed to fill the gym rafters for a presentation from various school groups. Senior Jasper Ellis provided knowledge to the crowd and was the emcee of this ceremony. In admirable fashion, senior Yandery Perez led the Color Guard to start this assembly off. This was then followed by the participation of JROTC’s Arm & Sabres team, which was led by Emmanuel Rojas. Throughout the event, Principal Dr. Berg also shared a speech on the importance of our veterans. Many Coyotes became more educated about Veterans Day, which could help our students appreciate what those heroes have done for the United States. 

Throughout the school year, everyone could appreciate a relaxing day off of school. However, for days like Veterans Day, knowing the reason we aren’t in the classroom is incredibly important. The assembly was an excellent way to conclude a bright Coyote week!

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Tony Davis hopes to bring reliable and exciting media to Buena Park High School. Tony has a long-lived interest in writing, especially about current issues or topics in our society. Outside of Journalism, he enjoys thrifting, drawing, playing basketball, and listening to music. Some of his favorite artists are Tony Shhnow, Frank Ocean, and Ken Carson.
Danny Washington loves to tell the truth. He wants the coyotes to be well informed. He loves sports and to eat Ice cream.

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