Good Morning Gentle Readers:
This day was originally set aside in remembrance of the armistice signed at the eleventh hour, on the eleventh day, of the eleventh month of nineteen hundred and eighteen, Anno Domini, that ended the Great War that was to have ended all wars. So it remained as Armistice Day until the 1950’s when it became a day to honor the service of all veterans of the armed services.
But beyond the ceremonies and parades there are the real people, some who are missing and some who are dead. And there are those who served in wars and skirmishes that were sometimes popular and sometimes not. Others, too, draftees who weren’t ever asked their opinion of military service as well as the willing volunteers, all of whom gave up some portion of their lives in service to the US. As we think of those who served, let us not forget the real meaning of this day.