“He was no enemy. He was scared and lonely. Like me.”

11 Nov 2010 10:22 pm
Posted by: Donna

Veterans Day was originally Armistice Day, an observance of how the War To End All Wars was ended on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918. It was created as a celebration of everlasting peace. Eventually a grassroots campaign took up the cause of using the day to recognize everyone who served in the armed forces. In 1954 the Nov. 11 holiday was expanded to include them. I’m glad they did, because it’s not just the valor of our soldiers that should be recognized. Obviously, and tragically, the prosecutors of WW1 had not achieved their goal of the end of all wars. But on Veterans Day we can celebrate the individual acts of heroism and compassion that might lead to peace such as this one:

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