Veteran’s day officially began in the 1940’s.
But now, it’s a day that over the years has lost its spirit.
It may be celebrated on military bases lavishly, but throughout cities and towns, there’s no highly enthused atmosphere.
There are no big flags hung outside of homes in neighborhoods across the country and few citizens bear red, white and blue, unlike the days when the troops first engaged in the war in Iraq.
The amount of people at the Veteran’s Day parade in Tallahassee was far less than those at annual Christmas parades.
But people mostly use this day as a day off from work or school.
Others are worried about holiday sales.
Many neglect the patriotic spirit.
With the stress of going to Iraq placed on military troops daily, Veteran’s Day should have been a full-fledged celebration.
But there weren’t many people celebrating those who give their lives to defend our country.
The neglect makes Veteran’s Day more of a sad holiday instead of uplifting.
When you see the coverage on TV, even stations seem to not care about the holiday.
With only a few token Veteran related stories, most of the coverage on television was filled with entertainment gossip and politics on this day.
The spirit of the Veteran’s day holiday must not be lost.
Students must show their support or the next generation will continue to forget it.
Latasha Edwards for the editorial board.