Words of Advice:

"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

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level
and then beat you with experience.” -- Mark Twain

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

102 Years Ago

The guns went silent on the Western Front.

We in the U.S. are not as big on commemorating the day as they are in the Commonwealth nations. Which is a bloody shame.


seafury said...

So true. But Home Depot is having a sale so there is that. I'll be visiting Dad today at the Southern Wisconsin Veterans Cemetery. A glass of single malt and a nice cigar. I'll close my eyes and listen to the stories. Happy Veterans Day to all.

Deadstick said...

Meanwhile, Trump says they were suckers and chumps.

JustMusing said...

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." -- John F. Kennedy

BadTux said...

It's about death toll. The death toll from WW1 was horrifying. The generals involved were using tactics that Napoleon would have recognized against modern machine guns and artillery. French population actually declined between 1911 and 1921, as they lost 1.3 million soldiers and 1.9 million people overall. The UK lost 750,000 soldiers and 1.3 million people overall.

Meanwhile, U.S. losses during WW1 were... 116,516.

Or less than 1/10th the losses of the British and French.

Losing a significant percentage of your population tends to make an event stand out more in your nation's psyche.

Old NFO said...

Thank you for remembering, and thank you for your service.