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Veterans Day is an official United States public holiday, observed annually on November 11. It honors military veterans, that is, persons who served in the United States Armed Forces. It coincides with other holidays, including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, celebrated in other countries that mark the anniversary of the end of World War I. Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect. The United States previously observed Armistice Day. The U.S. holiday was renamed Veterans Day in 1954.

Veterans Day is not to be confused with Memorial Day. Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans, while Memorial Day honors those who died while in military service.

退伍军人节 Veterans day - I

VocabularyDescription
activities
American
applauseapproval or praise expressed by clapping.
band
bannera long strip of cloth bearing a slogan or design, hung in a public place or carried in a demonstration or procession.
birth
blasta destructive wave of highly compressed air spreading outward from an explosion.
blessingGod's favor and protection.
boots
buddya close friend.
career
celebrate
celebration
charming
citizen(s)
citizenship
command
country
culture
dangerous
dream
duty
emotional
family
fatherlanda person's native country, especially when referred to in patriotic terms.
feast
feeling
fighting
firework
flag
flight
flower
forefathera member of the past generations of one's family or people; an ancestor.
forever
free
freedom
friendship
gatheringan assembly or meeting, especially a social or festive one or one held for a specific purpose.
goal
hero
history
holiday
home
homecominga high school, college, or university game, dance, or other event to which alumni are invited.
homeland
honor
hope
hospital
join
kill
kinone's family and relations.
laudpraise (a person or their achievements) highly, especially in a public context.
laughter
life
love
march
medal
medal of honor
memory
men
missionan important assignment carried out for political, religious, or commercial purposes, typically involving travel.
music
mutual
musical
nation
national
native
order
peace
pilot
prayer
respect
rest
reunion
rights
rocket
sailor
ship
stars
stripes
support
surprise
symbol
training
uniform
unify
war
wear
women
wounds

退伍军人节 Veterans day - II

VocabularyDescription
accoladesan award or privilege granted as a special honor or as an acknowledgment of merit.
admiration
alliance
ancestora person, typically one more remote than a grandparent, from whom one is descended.
anniversary
anthem
ardententhusiastic or passionate.
Arlington National CemeteryArlington National Cemetery is a United States military cemetery in Arlington County, Virginia, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., in whose 624 acres (253 ha) the dead of the nation's conflicts have been buried, beginning with the American Civil War, as well as reinterred dead from earlier wars. The United States Department of the Army, a component of the United States Department of Defense, controls the cemetery.
armisticean agreement made by opposing sides in a war to stop fighting for a certain time; a truce.
attitude
awea feeling of reverential respect mixed with fear or wonder.
baton twirling
battlefield
bellicosedemonstrating aggression and willingness to fight.
belonging(of a thing) be rightly placed in a specified position. (of a person) fit in a specified place or environment.
benefits
boisterous(of a person, event, or behavior) noisy, energetic, and cheerful; rowdy. (of wind, weather, or water) wild or stormy.
braverycourageous behavior or character.
burial
cadencea modulation or inflection of the voice. intonation, modulation, lilt, accent, inflection;
cavalcadea formal procession of people walking, on horseback, or riding in vehicles.
cemetery
civic
combat
commemorate
commitment
communication
companionship
concentration
constitutiona body of fundamental principles or established precedents according to which a state or other organization is acknowledged to be governed.
contribution
cooperation
coordinate
corps
countryside
courage
courageous
crew mates
declaration
dedication
defense
democracya system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives.
detonateexplode or cause to explode.
devotionlove, loyalty, or enthusiasm for a person, activity, or cause.
dignitarya person considered to be important because of high rank or office.
dignitythe state or quality of being worthy of honor or respect.
distinguishedsuccessful, authoritative, and commanding great respect.
duffela coarse woolen cloth with a thick nap.
educational
efforta vigorous or determined attempt.
encounterunexpectedly experience or be faced with (something difficult or hostile).
endure
equality
equinea horse or other member of the horse family.
explode
explosion
gloryhigh renown or honor won by notable achievements.
grandeursplendor and impressiveness, especially of appearance or style. high rank or social importance.
hauntingpoignant and evocative; difficult to ignore or forget.
heartfelt
heraldan official messenger bringing news. a person or thing viewed as a sign that something is about to happen.
heritage
heroism
illusiona thing that is or is likely to be wrongly perceived or interpreted by the senses.
immortality
importance
independence
injuries
insight
insigniaa badge or distinguishing mark of military rank, office, or membership of an organization; an official emblem.
invasion
keeneager, anxious, intent, impatient, determined, ambitious, champing at the bit;
liberation
libertythe state of being free within society from oppressive restrictions imposed by authority on one's way of life, behavior, or political views.
loyaltythe quality of being loyal to someone or something.
maimwound or injure (someone) so that part of the body is permanently damaged.
memorial
meritoriousdeserving reward or praise.
military
official(s)
organization
overcome
overseas
overwhelming
parade
participation
passionate
patriot
patriotic
patriotismpatriotism is an emotional attachment to a nation which an individual recognizes as their homeland. This attachment, also known as national feeling or national pride, can be viewed in terms of different features relating to one's own nation, including ethnic, cultural, political or historical aspects.
pompceremony and splendid display, especially at a public event.
pride
privilege
protect
public service
recognition
recreation
rejoicing
relatives
republic
reputation
responsibility
reverencedeep respect for someone or something.
ribbons
rituala religious or solemn ceremony consisting of a series of actions performed according to a prescribed order.
sacrificean act of slaughtering an animal or person or surrendering a possession as an offering to God or to a divine or supernatural figure.
salute
selfless unselfish
separation
service
shrinea place regarded as holy because of its associations with a divinity or a sacred person or relic, typically marked by a building or other construction.
sincerefree from pretense or deceit; proceeding from genuine feelings.
slogan
solacecomfort or consolation in a time of distress or sadness.
soldier
spirit
super-patriot
survivor
symbolism
terraina stretch of land, especially with regard to its physical features.
territory
traditions
tributean act, statement, or gift that is intended to show gratitude, respect, or admiration.
twenty-one gun saluteA 21-gun salute is the most commonly recognized of the customary gun salutes that are performed by the firing of cannons or artillery as a military honor --- with the exception of the Air Force which no longer get this honor.
union
unisonsimultaneous performance of action or utterance of speech.
unite
valiantpossessing or showing courage or determination.
valorgreat courage in the face of danger, especially in battle.
veteran
victory
vitalabsolutely necessary or important; essential.
volleya number of bullets, arrows, or other projectiles discharged at one time.
wearyfeeling or showing tiredness, especially as a result of excessive exertion or lack of sleep.
welfare

退伍军人节 Veterans day - III

VocabularyDescription
crescendoincrease in loudness or intensity.
nostalgiaa sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations.
pyrotechnicsa fireworks display.
quaintattractively unusual or old-fashioned.
reminisceindulge in enjoyable recollection of past events.





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