I guess this day happens once a century, just like any other random number between one to a hundred. but the Eleventh Hour of the Eleventh day of the Eleventh Month took on a significant meaning in the Great War, The First World War.
After the end of that war to end all wars (Forget anything you read about Soldiers and Marines in Russia
after the hostilities ended) there was a desire to honor the Veterans of all the American Wars, so the Eleventh of November eventually became that day. I'm glad that the ever efficient Gubmint hasn't marred this hallowed day by making it a Monday of a three day weekend. Like George Washington's birthday.
The way I will mark this day is by taking a moment to remember and then living the rest of this day to the best of my ability.
For those who can't.
Have a great weekend!!!
I reread my next to last sentence and I realize my clarity is lacking. For Those Who Can't are those most honorable folks who are in a VA Hospital or any other Military Medical Facility and would rather they were at home with their loved ones.
Think about the twenty year old trying to learn to walk again, who would just like to know what a day without pain might be like. And I know how fortunate I am to be able to walk and breathe in a freedom paid for by so many others who were/are like you and me.
Paralyzed Veterans http://www.pva.org/site/c.ajIRK9NJLcJ2E/b.6305401/k.BCBB/Home.htm
Blinded Veterans http://www.bva.org/about.html
Marines Memorial Club ( I am a member, you should be too!)