DHS Forgets About Veterans

By Horlion Bartson

DEERFIELD, IL—After hundreds of years of respecting our armed forces with a day off of school, Deerfield High School has put an end to this honorary practice.

“I just think DHS hates veterans,” said one freshman, who had never experienced a DHS day off for Veteran’s Day.

Others were quick to point out that the veterans did get a set-up in the Student Union. However, others were quick to tell them that most people didn’t know that and that it is not nearly as good as getting an entire day.

“This is outrageous,” said Gus Wendelson, veteran of the Korean War. “We give all of these individuals days, like Casimir Pulaski and George Washington, while they would be covered under one all-encompassing Veteran’s Day. It is a travesty that the schools cannot honor us with just one day. I’m just asking for one day…”

The school had mixed reactions about the new practice.

Said a still angry and hostile Wendelson: “All I know is that if you were a veteran, you would want your day.”

December 15, 2008

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