Thursday, November 11, 2010

Eleventh Hour Of the Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month

It is Veterans' Day in the U.S. and more properly Remembrance Day in much of Europe. With the last living memory of the war that helped to create the holiday, World War One, almost all gone, it becomes even more important to remember the cost of all war but especially the war to end all wars.

The War was a gruesome introduction into one of the most violent centuries endured in human history. It was death on an industrial scale. It was  the end of 19th century imperialism, and the beginning of the end of European Colonialism. It  was the creation of an entire lost generation.

The ripples from that great conflict carry on even today. It is a somber remembrance. To truly remember the day purchase a poppy from a vet today and if you can visit a military cemetery. Remember the day. Remember the sacrifice. Remember our basic humanity. Pause, reflect and have a great Veterans’ Day.

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