November 11, 2016

Armistice Day


Flags at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery.

The end of WWI and the armistice signed between the Allies and Germany is celebrated on this day…the eleventh month, eleventh day, and the eleventh minute.

On November 11, 1919, President Wilson spoke about our veterans of World War 1.  Quoted by Wikipedia, he said in part, “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 nations.”

In 1926 Congress made this day a legal holiday, and in 1938 it became “Armistice Day.”  During Eisenhower’s term the word “Armistice” was replaced by “Veterans.” 



                                                                    

  • Himself:  Gym, long hours and half an hour lunch.  He too is a veteran but has to work tomorrow.
  • Herself:  WAC…not very good at it either.
  • Reading:  Silva and the AML bio.
  • Gratitudes:  So glad it was a good day.


  • 9 comments:

    1. It's called Remembrance Day in Canada but the sentiment is the same. Lest we forget.

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    2. And it was "The war to end all wars" or so they thought.

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    3. Yes. The war to end all wars. How sad. But how great that we remember with respect.

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      1. So glad you are back writing again. I've missed you.

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    4. Important not to forget our veterans.

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    5. Very significant day. to remember all who served. Any veterans commemoration I always think especially of WWII.

      Recall my Mom speaking of friends she lost during WWI, then others came home as the flu pandemonium swept thru the country and others were casualties. Ten more years and that generation would be clobbered by the Great Depression.

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    6. My day went well too... happy for you -- thank George for his service for me. Hugs to him! (and you!!)

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