November 11, 2009

It's never been more important to remember those who served

Prior to 1954, what we now call Veterans Day was called Armistice Day to commemorate the end of the Great War on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.

I mention this only because this day of remembrance was dedicated to the end of one horrible war, not the others in which Americans fought. In fact, Armistice Day wasn't even a federal holiday until 1938, just as it became clear that another great war was on the horizon. It's important to know because there will always be Veterans. There will always be those who serve and honor themselves, and this nation, with their service. And, as we all know too well, there will always be conflicts in which our fathers and mothers, sons and daughters, brothers and sisters and friends are fighting.

Remember them all. Say a prayer for those who've lost loved ones as a result of service. And click here to support something very worthwhile.

Posted by mcblogger at November 11, 2009 01:06 PM

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