Note: I thought I had scheduled this for yesterday and see that it did not go through, so I apologize for the delay, since yesterday was Veterans Day.
On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in the First World War, then known as “the Great War.” Commemorated as Armistice Day beginning the following year, November 11th became a legal federal holiday in the United States in 1938. In the aftermath of World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day became Veterans Day, a holiday dedicated to American veterans of all wars. Source: www.history.com. You can go to the website and download videos on its history as well as other videos about this important day.
I also think we should take time today to honor those men and women still in uniform who are in countries across the world to help keep peace in the world, whether they are in combat or serving in some other capacity, such as in offices or hospitals. There seems to be no respite from war somewhere in the world, which tells me that we don’t learn from history, because we keep repeating it.Â World Peace is so elusive that the best I can do at home is keep peace in my heart and hope it ignites peace in the hearts of others.
The photos are from Jay, my son-by-marriage on a trip to New England last month. Gorgeous!