Friday, November 11, 2011


It is Veteran's Day.

Not just here, but in Europe as well. Originally called Armistice day, it is now called Remembrance day in Europe and Veteran's Day here in the US.

World War One, called then The Great War because they did not know that they would have to number such wars, came to a close on the 11th hour, of the 11the day, of the 11th month of 1918.

There are no surviving Veterans of that awful war. The ages have passed them by and made them a part of our history.

Veteran's Day is now a day of remembrance for all US Veterans of all the Wars that the US has fought.

Every nation that wills to survive must be willing to fight for its survival against hostile nations and forces that would weaken or destroy it. The harsh truth of it is that a nation state must be willing to send its young soldiers into harms way to protect its interest in a hostile world shared with other nations that also have the same obligation to protect themselves.

We must honor those that have been called to preserve our nation. We owe them much.