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A Day To Remember A Hero
November 9, 2013 – 8:30 am | Comments Off

In 1918 on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the “War to End All Wars” came to an end. This day was called Armistice Day because it was the day the leaders of the major countries fighting in World War I signed an armistice, otherwise known as a peace treaty.

To commemorate the first anniversary of Armistice Day, the English government asked that all unknown soldiers be buried on this day, a tradition that sparked the ideals behind what is now known as Veteran’s Day.

Armistice Day was renamed Veteran’s Day after the end of World War II when it was decided that the veterans of both wars needed to be honored.

Veteran’s Day is celebrated all around the world, not just in the United States. All across the globe, the men and women who put their lives on the line for their country’s beliefs are honored with parades, ceremonies, assemblies, and other events.

One of the other ways to honor veterans is a moment of silence. It began on the morning of November 11th, 1918 when people were called on to be silent for one minute to remember those who died in battle, a tradition that is still carried on today.

“Every year I would go to my grandchildren’s Veterans Day assemblies,” Keith Sheets, a three year veteran said. “When my granddaughter was in 5th grade at Willis, they had me and the other vets stand up and say a little something about the service.”

Sheets says that he and other veterans feel very honored, especially at the assemblies run by the school.

Celebrations and ceremonies happen all over the world, in schools, churches, home town cemeteries and national cemeteries.

Soldiers and other armed personnel that have served for the United States attend these celebrations to remember their service.

“Going to these amazing celebrations and ceremonies makes me feel good about what I did,” Sheets said. “Knowing I could be someones hero, especially my granddaughter’s, puts a big smile on my heart which is enough for me,”

Celebrating Veterans Day is popular not only amongst adults but also children. Many schools take trips to Washington D.C. to visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

At the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at 11 a.m. on November 11, a color guard representing every service branch will present arms and solute the tomb. As this is happening, a bugler plays taps and a wreath is placed at the Tomb’s base.

For the fifth year in a row, Delaware will have its own Veteran’s Day ceremony. It takes place on November 11th at the Council for Older Adults, which is located at 800 Cheshire Road. All current and former military personnel are invited to a breakfast buffet at 8:00 AM, followed by a presentation to honor those men and women.

Honoring a veteran is like hugging a hero. It is not only a thanks to him for fighting for the country but it also shows appreciation for his sacrifices.

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Hollywood Re-do’s classics
November 8, 2013 – 8:30 am | Comments Off

Staff Writer – Arden Palmquist

We all love the classics, but lately Hollywood is overdoing them. So many classic movies are being re-filmed, and sometimes the scriptwriters change the script up and add a little more …

Familiar sport brings exchange student closer to home
October 17, 2013 – 8:56 am | Comments Off

Tara Grace • Editor-in-Chief
Andrea Romani might be new to the country, but he is certainly not new to the game of soccer.
Romani is an all-year foreign exchange student from Italy who is getting involved in …

Right vs. left brain argument continues
October 17, 2013 – 8:49 am | Comments Off

I’ve always considered myself right brained. For those of you who don’t know that term, let me elaborate. If you are one of the two sides, then you are a type of thinker. If you’re …

An Oldie but a Goodie – ‘Can’t Keep My Eyes’ off this band
October 17, 2013 – 8:47 am | Comments Off
An Oldie but a Goodie – ‘Can’t Keep My Eyes’ off this band

Even if you have no idea who sings it, you’ve probably heard the sweet falsetto of “Big Girls Don’t Cry” or “Sherry”.
Believe it or not, those high notes are sung by an all men’s group …

Staff Editorial: schedule changes impress
October 11, 2013 – 8:35 am | Comments Off
Staff Editorial: schedule changes impress

With the new school year, a new schedule has been implemented.  Students have hit the ground running and adjusted quickly, but since then the new schedule has been modified even more.
In the original new schedule, …

Bands You’ve Never Heard Of – ‘No Looking Back’ for Hey Marseilles
October 11, 2013 – 8:30 am | Comments Off
Bands You’ve Never Heard Of – ‘No Looking Back’ for Hey Marseilles

Meg Ayscue • Business Manager
For those who like rock, pop, alternative, or indie music, they’ll love Hey Marseilles.
This band of six members from Seattle began in 2006 and has since released two albums called To …

Pop-star Miley Cyrus ‘Can’t stop’ and shouldn’t have to
October 11, 2013 – 8:30 am | Comments Off

Miley Cyrus beat Lady Gaga in most shocking performance this year at the MTV Video Music Awards.
People were expecting Gaga to come out in wicked outfits and have a crazy show but they weren’t expecting …

What Your Halloween Costume Says About You
October 11, 2013 – 8:29 am | Comments Off

So creativity isn’t really your thing. That’s okay – the world always needs more witches and princesses. But if you think you can just wear a sheet and be a ghost, think again. That …

Students take talent to big screen
October 11, 2013 – 8:28 am | Comments Off

Lily Wiest • Managing Editor
It started out as a simple D-Town project. Less than a year later it was being shown on a theater screen to a city full of people. Phil Frentsos’s music video …

Delaware encourages literacy with ‘Ender’s Game’
October 11, 2013 – 8:26 am | Comments Off

Arden Palmquist – Staff Writer
For the past few months, Delaware has been going haywire over a novel called Ender’s Game. Delaware County has planned several activities up until the premiere of the movie through the …