Jacquel Rassenworth on Veteran’s Day

English: BOSTON (May 28, 2011) The color guard...

English: BOSTON (May 28, 2011) The color guard of the USS Constitution renders honors during a Memorial Day ceremony at Sgt. Charles A. MacGillivary Veterans Memorial Park. Members of Local American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and other veteran’s organizations laid three wreaths to represent fallen service members from World War II, the Korean conflict and the Vietnam War. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Shannon Heavin/Released) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

OK, so today is Veteran’s Day and as such, we have to remember why our armed forces fought for our freedom.

But what most people don’t remember is that the day wasn’t originally known as Veteran’s Day; it was known as Armistice day. Armistice Day occurred during World War I, when “on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in the year 1918, the fighting ceased“.

Which was too bad because in 1939, World War II began.

Anyway, my grandfather manged to escape from the train that took his father and two older sisters to the concentration camps by joining the army and fighting against the Germans. I had four uncles who fought (and died) in the Vietnam War and my dad and Shara‘s dad were in the Persian Gulf War.

Now you know.

I hope another movie is coming out this weekend, but I’m not too sure if I’m going to see it.


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