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Double Eleven Day

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Last Friday was November 10th, the whole dormitory including myself stayed up late to wait for the coming of November 11th to buy budget things.The reason is obvious. November 11th is known as Double Eleven Day in China and at this day many online shops make a sale for celebration.

But today, what I want to talk about is not Double Eleven Day in China.Instead, I want to talk about the Veterans Day in the United States. Veterans Day originates from the World War I.The public at that time called it "the war to end all wars". More than 13 million reported for duty. Consequently, large groups of men and women sacrifice their lives on the battle-field. Finally, World War I ended when Germany surrendered at 11 o'clock in the morning on November 11th ,1918, put another way, at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. One year later, President Woodrow Wilson signed a declaration to observe November 11th as Armistice Day in the United States and he called for civilizations to remember this war forever. In 1926, Congress made Armistice Day a national holiday . Then, in 1954, Congress decided to change the name of Armistice Day to Veterans Day because of World War II. And now , Veterans Day is a national holiday. On November 11th , communities across the country hold ceremonies and parades to mark Veterans Day and solders fire guns into the air in a salute to remember those who died in service to this country. The significance of this holiday has been changing. At the beginning, it commemorated the peace around the world. Then, it changed to memorize soldiers. Nowadays, it is a holiday for all people who dedicated for their countries during peace time.

The point I am trying to make here is that Veterans Day is a meaningful day and it is worth our attention so I hope that more people in our country can know something about this holiday.I hold that what we should focus on are those events that happened around the world especially because we are English mayor students. So I sincerely suggest you squeeze a little more time to know this world better.

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Reply 三更 2017-11-16 21:48
To mention it, nowadays more and more people are addicted to such so-called festivals or just regard them as short holidays instead of discovering the initial. What a pity!
Reply Ashley@110917 2017-11-17 08:57
When I saw your topic first time, I supposed you would talk about shopping festival, but … I have heard this news from VOA,  I also think those who have serviced in military are respectale, and we should pay attention to them.
Reply Vivian_Lee666 2017-11-17 21:03
"Double Eleven Day" becomes a serious and thought-provoking topic when I read the second part of your article. Needless to say, the cheap merchandise has caught people's attention and we seldom pay attention to the inner meaning of the festival. We are obliged to make it a peaceful world and the construction of it needs everyone's effort. Broadening us English students' horizen is an urgent task, and we could't ignore it.
Reply Julyyyzy 2017-11-17 21:56
三更: To mention it, nowadays more and more people are addicted to such so-called festivals or just regard them as short holidays instead of discovering the ...
Yeah, waht a pity. Actually, it is a loss for them. They spent thier value time on something less important and meaningful.
Reply Julyyyzy 2017-11-17 22:00
Ashley@110917: When I saw your topic first time, I supposed you would talk about shopping festival, but … I have heard this news from VOA,  I also think those who h ...
I learned about this from VOA as well! This piece of news impressed me deeply and made me aware that we should focus on some things which are more international.
Reply Julyyyzy 2017-11-17 22:08
Vivian_Lee666: "Double Eleven Day" becomes a serious and thought-provoking topic when I read the second part of your article. Needless to say, the cheap me ...
Can't agree more. You know what, I've beening thinking that one of most Chinese people's problems is that sometimes they are so superficial that they tend to ignore some profound things or news happening around the whole world. It's kind of pathetic. I really hope our citizens can become less indefferent about the world especially college students, only in this way can we dedicate more to build a better world.
Reply cccccccc 2017-11-18 15:45
To be honest, if I don't read your article I would not know the Veterans Day. In my mind, November 11th is just the "Double Eleven Day" to shopping online. I am ashamed that I know nothing about it.
Reply A-Better-Me. 2017-11-18 16:14
Indeed, we should focus on these meaningful things. And we need to know more about the world. What's more, on this day of the year, I will remember another meaning--Veterans Day--peace,memorize soliders.
Reply cherieLL 2017-11-18 17:10
After reading your article, I know that the double eleven is still the Veterans Day in the United states. I grew up with knowledge, and I knew too little about the world.
Reply Julyyyzy 2017-11-19 20:57
cccccccc: To be honest, if I don't read your article I would not know the Veterans Day. In my mind, November 11th is just the "Double Eleven Day" to s ...
No need to be ashamed. At least you have known it now and try to keep it in mind so that next year you may focus on something more profound.
Reply Julyyyzy 2017-11-19 20:59
A-Better-Me.: Indeed, we should focus on these meaningful things. And we need to know more about the world. What's more, on this day of the year, I will remember an ...
I'm glad to see that you all have learned the another meaning about this day. Good for you.
Reply Julyyyzy 2017-11-19 21:00
cherieLL: After reading your article, I know that the double eleven is still the Veterans Day in the United states. I grew up with knowledge, and I knew too lit ...
The world is so big and there are so many new and unknown things waiting us to discover. It is our duty to learn this world better so that we can make it a better world.

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