Veterans Day

Some thoughts on Veterans Day.


The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918 marked the official end of hostilities between Germany and the Allies. This was, as you know, supposed to be the “war to end all wars.” With that sentiment still fresh in the minds of everyone a year later, President Woodrow Wilson declared November 11th as Armistice Day by saying, “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…”

Unfortunately, the peace didn’t last and the world was back at war approximately 20 years later. The US would be involved in…

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