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Vocabulary Words Related to Veterans Day

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armistice
(noun) truce; an agreement to temporarily suspend hostilities

army
(noun) a large organized body of armed personnel trained for war, especially on land

battle
(noun) combat between two parties
(verb) to fight or struggle

brave
(adjective) having or showing courage

casualty
(noun) a service person injured, killed, or lost in military action

cemetery
(noun) a burial place

commando
(noun) a member of a highly-trained military unit

courage
(noun) mental or moral strength to withstand danger and difficulties

defend
(verb) to drive danger away from; to fight to protect people, property, or ideals

freedom
(noun) the ability to enjoy civil and political liberty; the absence of slavery or outside control

guard
(verb) to protect from danger
(noun) a person who protects other people or property from danger

honor
(verb) to treat with respect

infantry
(noun) soldiers trained, armed, and equipped to fight on foot

navy
(noun) soldiers trained to fight at sea; a group of ships designed to fight at sea and to defend their country from attacks by sea

peace
(noun) a state of quiet; the absence or war or conflict

poppy
(noun) a small orangish-red flower referred to in the poem “In Flanders Field” and often associated with Veterans Day

protect
(verb) to guard; to defend; to shield from danger

remember
(verb) to think of someone or something

sacrifice
(verb) to suffer injury or loss for the sake of a cause

silence
(noun) complete quiet

soldier
(noun) a man or woman serving in the military

tribute
(noun) a gift or speech given as a display of respect and appreciation

troop
(noun) a group of soldiers

valor
(noun) bravery; courage in the face of danger

veteran
(noun) an individual who has served in the armed forces


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