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11th November 2010

lest we forget


(Picture from the cemetery of the VA where I work. I drive by it every day. I took this one about two years ago.)

I’ve been spamming my Facebook with articles and poetry and history on Armistice Day/Remembrance Day/Veterans Day. I’ll admit that I was getting frustrated with the “Happy Veteran’s Day!” chirpy updates, the same sort of updates as for Valentine’s Day or Groundhog’s Day. Or the “99% of those who read this don’t really love a vet and won’t use this as their status for 1 hour” nonsense that drives me bonkers – chain mails have evolved for the 21st century. I’m tired of patriotism being a popularity contest.

This is the favorite article that I found:
A Ghostly French Field Where Veterans Day Was Born – from NPR.

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