Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Armistice Day - Remembrance Day - Veterans Day



It's Veterans' Day in the United States and Remembrance Day in the Commonwealth nations. Some of them, anyway. And it began everywhere as Armistice Day, commemorating the end of The Great War at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918.

A friend of mine sent me this link to a story appropriate for the day: the first and last soldiers of the King killed in the Great War are buried opposite each other, just a few feet apart. You can find the whole story here. (Thanks, Gary.)