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Sunday, November 11, 2007

11/11 Armistice Day 2007

(Click on the comic strip for a larger view)

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.

Amen, brother.

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)

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