Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Armistice, 90 Years Today

Today, ceremonies are being held across Europe to mark the 90th anniversary of the end of the First World War.  In the USA, what was once Armistice Day is now Veterans Day.  I don't know of any observances of the anniversary in this country, where that war is largely forgotten.  Yes, American involvement came late and was brief, but the losses were very high for so short a campaign.  Besides, some of us had family who fought in that war.

See my post below.

2 comments:

PseudoPiskie said...

When I was in school, we always observed a minute or two of silence at 11:00 on 11/11. I still think of that and wonder if anyone still does.

ueber-g said...

Odd isnt' it, that in a country so where we are all called to "support the troops" and "honor our veterans" 90% of us are sitting at our desks on this "national holiday". Makes you think. Obviously profit margins are more important.