The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month

And with that, WWI was over. Until the next time.

Today is Veterans’ Day. And it is the 35th day of the 11th year of the War in Afghanistan.

5 responses to “The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month

  1. I just can’t express my gratitude and admiration for vets. Especially combat vets.
    I’ve opposed actions they were ordered to do.
    I also thank them for carrying out their orders.

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  2. In Flanders fields the poppies blow
    Between the crosses, row on row,
    That mark our place; and in the sky
    The larks, still bravely singing, fly
    Scarce heard amid the guns below.

    We are the Dead. Short days ago
    We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
    Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
    In Flanders fields.

    Take up our quarrel with the foe:
    To you from failing hands we throw
    The torch; be yours to hold it high.
    If ye break faith with us who die
    We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
    In Flanders fields.

    – John McCrae

    If only mankind could get along…

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  3. I think this will be the first year (or maybe it was last year) that will end with no living veterans of the conflict.

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  4. SEKansas, I agree completely. You can support the troop: honor their bravery; honor their sacrifice; and honor them, but oppose the mission our “leaders” have given them.

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