In 1959, Pogo creator Walt Kelly wrote:
The eleventh day of the eleventh month has always seemed to me to be special. Even if the reason for it fell apart as the years went on, it was a symbol of something close to the high part of the heart. Perhaps a life that stretches through two or three wars takes its first war rather seriously, but I still think we should have kept the name "Armistice Day." Its implications were a little more profound, a little more hopeful.
Thanks to all who have served or are serving.
This post is mostly a repeat, since I find it hard to top Kelly. I hope to have several more posts on war and peace done today and throughout the week.
In the meantime, though, there's also "How to Hear a True War Story."
(crossposted at The Blue Herald)