Veteran's Day

Veteran’s Day began as Armistice Day, to commemorate the end of World War I – on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. Known as the Great War, it was also called The War to End All Wars. We all know how that worked out.

Here’s a poem I found on the internet, which says all there is to say about the men and women we honor:

The Bravest Man I Know
by Amanda Whitney
The bravest man I know.
Is a man I've never met.
He's a man who risks his life
To save a friend,
Not only to save a friend,
But to save a nation.
Risking his life
For those he does not know.
Stepping up
Leaving loved ones behind,
So that somewhere,
Someone else won't have to.
He is a man who follows orders
Even though he knows he might die.
The bravest man I know.
Is the man who would rather die,
So one more person could go home
To see his family again.
The man who stares death in the face,
But never blinks.
The bravest man I know.
Is the man who risks his life
So one day the world may be a better place for his children.
Or any man who goes against his biggest fear.
Just to save someone he loves.
The bravest man I know.
Is the man who fights
So another man can have the taste of sweet freedom.
Not fighting only for his own benefit,
But for many others all over the world,
Fighting to make this world a better place.
That's the bravest man I know.


  1. Very powerful....

    I spent the morning at the national service, and the better part of the afternoon at the war museum here. Very busy today....

    1. We have a war museum nearby, but decided to visit it on another day ... I'd imagine they had a busy week.