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MANSFIELD (CBSDFW.COM) – Students, teachers and administrators in Mansfield ISD made a day of thanking men and women who have served our country.

The school district invited military veterans related to MISD students and staff to a number of Veterans Day events with breakfasts, luncheons, assemblies and parades in schools throughout the district.

MISD said it was a day of appreciation, but also a time for students to learn why Americans have the freedoms they enjoy today.

Mansfield ISD Veterans Day (Mansfield ISD)

Mansfield ISD Veterans Day (Mansfield ISD)

“We know that we are the greatest country in the world because of the sacrifice that’s been given by our men and women in the armed forces,” said Dr. Michael Evans, school board trustee and military veteran.

Evans said he was proud to see all the veterans who received a hero’s welcome, and he saluted MISD for the many ways gratitude was shown toward them.

“It’s important for our students to recognize where all of their privileges come from,” Evans continued. “It comes from these people who have given their lives and who have laid it all on the line for them.”

Mansfield ISD Veterans Day (Mansfield ISD)

Mansfield ISD Veterans Day (Mansfield ISD)

Veterans Day originated as Armistice Day on Nov. 11, 1919 to mark the first anniversary of the end of World War I.

Congress later passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance. Armistice Day was officially changed to Veterans Day in 1954.

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