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The Origin of Veterans Day
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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 4 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   6.41

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    unidentified, victory, ever, aside, celebrate, history, legal, body, official, ceremony, country, have, final, year, part, decision
     content words:    Veterans Day, World War I., In November, President Woodrow Wilson, Armistice Day, First World War, World War, Arlington National Cemetery, Unknown Soldier, President Warren Harding
The Origin of Veterans Day

By Mary L. Bushong
1     Have you ever wondered why we celebrate Veterans Day? Wars are a part of every nation's history. Almost 100 years ago, an official day was set aside in the United States to honor those who had fought for their country.
 
2     At 11:00 a.m. on November 11, 1918, an armistice ended the fighting of "the Great War" - what we now call World War I. In November 1919, President Woodrow Wilson announced the first Armistice Day. It would be a day to celebrate victory. It would honor those who had fought in the war. It was a day to celebrate the end of the Great War.
 
3     In 1921, the body of an unidentified American soldier from World War I was brought to Washington, D.C. At 11:00 a.m. on November 11, 1921, he was buried in a special place in Arlington National Cemetery. It was called the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. President Warren Harding presided over the ceremony.

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Reading Comprehension
     English Reading Comprehension: The Origin of Veterans Day
     French Reading Comprehension: L'origine du Jour des Anciens Combattants
     Spanish Reading Comprehension: El Origen del Dia de los Veteranos
     German Reading Comprehension: Der Ursprung des Veterans Day




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