Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Armistice Day / Veteran's Day

In the eleventh month on the eleventh day at the eleventh hour, the guns of World War One fell silent. The Great War had ended.

It was not to be, as had been hoped, the war to end all wars. Armistice Day was changed to Veteran's Day to memorialize and honor all those who served before and since.

Perhaps one of the most moving and poignant reenactments of the futility of going "over the top" is from the comedy series Blackadder:

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