Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Observing Veteran's Day
Veteran's Day was originally "Armistice Day", celebrating the end of World War I. Originally a celebration of global peace, the name was changed after subsequent events proved we may have gotten ahead of ourselves. Still, in honoring our veterans, it seems appropriate to also think of a day where they no longer have to sacrifice. "Veteran", by its terms, denotes the past tense -- people who have served. We should hope one of the many benefits our veterans one day bring to us the need for no more of them.