The rubble had enveloped him. It rested on his head. He hesitated to lift it. He was worried that the debris would enter the space that kept him alive. He wanted to yell, but he was afraid that the sound would shake the garbage into the space that kept him alive. He wanted to move his hands and legs, but he was afraid that it would push away the junk that held up the space that kept him alive. After the earthquake, he was afraid of everything. He was too afraid to do anything that would save his life. He suddenly heard a shout and the sound of an ambulance followed. It was coming closer. If he signaled for help, they would find him dead. Yet he moved his hands, moved them in a quick movement, and found hope.

Memorial Day vs. Veterans Day What’s the Difference?


“The more we sweat in peace the less we bleed in war.”

Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit

Memorial Day became a holiday in the year of 1971 by Congress, after World War 1. It was originally called Decoration Day and it honors those who have died for us. Why decoration? Decoration Day was supposed to be a time when the United States decorated the graves of the dead veterans. Veterans day became a holiday on November 11 in 1938. Veterans Day used to be called Armistice Day. After World War II and the Korean War, it was changed to Veterans day, which honors the American veterans who risked their lives for our safety.

Happy Memorial Day!