Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Saturday, November 11, 2017

The Guns Fell Silent, 99 Years Ago

At 11 AM. For almost 19 years. But it wasn't over. Not even hardly.

Today is Veterans Day. It was Armistice Day until 1954. Congress changed the name to honor living veterans. The dead already had their own day. In '54, with World War 1 having ended 36 years before, World War 2 ended 9 years before, and a year after the Korean Armistice, there were a lot of veterans around.

It would be nice if we could figure out a way to stop making them.

Thank a veteran. In this world, we need brave men and women to do the needful in harsh places.

1 comment:

dinthebeast said...

Armistice Day, by Paul Simon:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlKazFeT8hI

-Doug in Oakland