In my hometown growing up Armistice Day was celebrated each year on November 11 th. There was a parade with veterans that were able to march, military bands from San Antonio, and each school class worked for weeks on their float. This float was made of kleenex flowers. It takes quite a few nights to make this many flowers but everyone pitched in. Our history teacher was very excited about the United Nations so suggested that theme. Someone cut out that emblem with a saw and the boys in our class painted it. I'm the girl front left with two classmates. Somewhere along the way Armistice Day was changed to Veteran's Day but my hometown kept on with tradition. Now they just call it Homecoming which is kind of sad. I just wanted to say "thank you" to all the men and women who have served our great country.