Sunday, November 11th is Veterans Day. Veterans Day is a time for us to pay our respects to those who have served. For one day, we stand united in respect for our veterans. This holiday started as a day to reflect upon the heroism of those who died in our country's service and was originally called Armistice Day. It fell on Nov. 11 because that is the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. However, in 1954, the holiday was changed to "Veterans Day" in order to account for all veterans in all wars.
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Exit Program- This is a class taught by a Read Muskegon employee that works with men & women from the Muskegon County Jail that are currently incarcerated. The class is goal-oriented and teaches family literacy as well.
The following essays were written by learners in Read Muskegon programs. All grammar and spelling were left as it was written:
For National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, our goal is to raise awareness about domestic, spousal, and teen dating violence.
Women are the primary victims of domestic violence, but both men and women can be victims. Nationwide, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have suffered physical abuse in a relationship. The hope is that through the awareness of wearing purple, a color that has long been used by women seeking justice, conversations can be started about domestic violence, with the goal of lessening it and building healthy relationships.
Sanding, scraping, calking, priming, painting, sleep and repeat. Our lives had been a non-stop cycle on repeat since
May with no end in sight. Until a last minute phone call just two days before the veterans day of caring.