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Armistice, Veterans, Poppy and Remembrance Day

November 11 is Veterans Day. It’s also called Armistice Day, Poppy Day and Remembrance Day. The Armistice Day Moniker made sense in 1919, a year after Ferdinand Foch signed the Armistice of Compiègne. A year without appalling body counts was … Continue reading

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Veterans Day 2017

Tomorrow is Veterans Day in my country. It’s a national holiday, related to Armistice Day, Remembrance Day and Volkstrauertag. I’ll be talking mostly about what’s happened since 1914, why I don’t fear the future, and what I think we can … Continue reading

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Remembering Armistice Day

Today is Armistice Day. Over the decades it’s been called Poppy or Remembrance Day, and now Americans call it Veteran’s Day. Some of the most sensible words I’ve read that apply to this holiday come from a comic strip character, … Continue reading

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