Thursday, November 11, 2010
Veterans Day/Armistice Day/Remembrance Day
Thank any veteran you know today. And think kindly on all that you don't know.
I was doing some research on Veterans Day/WWI this morning, and it always fascinates me. Right now, there are four living veterans of WWI left in the world. This amazes me not because there are so few... but because there are so many. That war ended 92 years ago.
It's also neat reading about the transformation of the holiday from just WWI to all wars and all veterans, but also sad that we need to keep expanding it to encompass all veterans. Then again, as they say, freedom comes at a price.
So thanks, veterans. And read In Flanders Field today, too. Always a heartfelt, emotional read.