Sunday, November 11, 2018

A Very Special Veterans' Day

Lest you forget your history, allow me to remind you that today is a very special Veterans' Day. It was at the 11th hour, on the 11th day, of the 11th month in 1918 (one hundred years ago today) that the war once called The War To End All Wars but more commonly known as World War I came to an end. There were nearly 40 million military casualties (deaths and non-fatal injuries) in that war, including about 9 million military deaths. There were also approximately 13 million civilian deaths - more civilians died than did military personnel (more at the source). Spare them all at least a few moments of solemn thought and or prayer today. 

My thanks to all of our veterans for their service, without them we would know what it truly would be like to be oppressed under boots of tyranny, that is if we were lucky enough to be alive.

All the best,
Glenn B

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