11 November 2009

Armistice Day

Ninety years ago today, the US first celebrated Armistice Day, the first anniversary of the day when the Great War ended. People said they'd celebrate it every year as a reminder to never fight a war again. Two decades later the US Congress still called it “a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace.”

Fifty five years ago, the United States renamed it to Veteran's Day, to honor the service and dedication of our veterans from the wars we're still fighting.

I would like to honour both our warriors and our peacemakers in the same breath, or to offer two breaths if that's what it takes.

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