Friday, November 11, 2005

Veteran's Day

Today is Veteran's Day. Thank you to all who have served, including my Dad.

Originally this was Armistice Day. The ceasefire to end World War I went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. That war was originally called the war to end all wars because of the carnage involved. Then thirty years later an even greater war began. One of the great wonders of the last fifty years of the twentieth century is that a third world war did not emerge from the wreckage of World War II. One of the biggest reasons for that was the courage and sacrifice of our men and women who served in our armed forces over that period.

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