Short Essay – Very Poignant – Veterans Day vs. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – You Decide

Veteran's Day

Unlike MLK Day, Veterans Day is not a National Holiday

I know this is a little late, but it is well worth re-telling. This father, and veteran, has his priorities straight and he is teaching them to his daughter, Danielle. I’m sure that she will never be a Current EVEntS but someday she may very well be an Admirable Woman. Go DAD!

You have to give Danielle Houser’s father a lot of credit for writing his daughter a note telling her school the reason why she missed school on Veteran’s Day. But more importantly, for standing up for what he knows to be an enormous slap in the face, for the military veterans, including those living but especially for the hundreds of thousands of Christian men, who have died to keep America, and her allies, free.

The text of note (below) that Danielle’s father sent to school – “Danielle Houser was absent from school yesterday 11/11/13 because of Veterans Day. She will go to school on Veteran’s Day when kids go to school on Martin Luther King Day. Thanks.” The note was signed by her mother and her father – “Vietnam Vet – Big Red 1 – Sgt. E-5.”

I can't think of a more justified, or well thought out reason, to let your kid stay home from school.

I can’t think of a more justified, or well thought out reason, to let your kid stay home from school.

Thank God for America’s courageous, honorable and decent military men.

Now you decide. Does Danielle Houser’s father have a point?

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8 thoughts on “Short Essay – Very Poignant – Veterans Day vs. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – You Decide

  1. Memorial Day honors the fallen veterans of all wars. It is a federal holiday. Poppies are more commonly used here on Memorial Day because we are honoring and remembering our dead. It is a day for placing flowers and memorials on gravesites. Veterans Day honors all who have served in our military, both living and deceased, but is more generally for those still living. I think it is much more fitting to honor these heroes by honoring them in our schools on that day rather than just giving students another holiday, but that is decision best left to the school districts and states. All of our veterans should be honored. I do not, however, understand why you feel that you should draw a correlation between MLK Day and Veterans Day and ask us to choose one over the other. All of our heroes should be honored. Please do not ask us to choose. They are all heroes.

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  2. Is the note real? I don’t know of a school district which doesn’t take a Federal Holiday. With the exception of MLK day. Here in New Hamsphire, MLK day was originally not observed and in recent years have been allowed as Civil Rights Day.
    What I find amusing is that most of corporate America does not observe Veteran’s day. Where is the outrage?

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