Just a reminder that today is Veterans Day, so take a few moments of silence to thank all the men and women who have lost their loves to protect us, and those still in uniform in other countries protecting others.
Historically, Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. (Easy to remember the date: 11/11)
P.S. As part of the acknowledgement of Veterans Day, the final episode of the series M*A*S*H will be on TV tomorrow @ 7 pm EST. It is my favorite “golden oldies series.” Watching it will be one way of my paying homage to all the men and women who have served or are now serving in the military. While the series had very funny scenes, the war in Korea was the focal point and many of the episodes taught me a great deal about war, people, army life, and the value of humor to stay sane. In an oxymoronic way, it was serious humor. Even though I think war is not the best path to peace, I think I shall also light a remembrance candle to honor this day and the soldiers, nurses, doctors, etc. who died in service to our country.