Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veteran's Day

Happy Veteran's Day! Or, as we used to call it, Armistice Day. I always think of a 1946 Little Orphan Annie strip when I think of Armistice Day.

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For those of you who don't know, Armistice Day was a holiday invented to celebrate the end of World War One.  A holiday to celebrate peace, and the end of all wars! That's certainly worth celebrating.

But it turned out that war wasn't over, because many wars happened after World War One.  So they had to change the holiday.  Now it celebrates people who have fought in wars, instead of celebrating peace.  I kind of liked celebrating peace more.

I find it interesting that Annie says that the way to peace is to not try to force other people to think like you...because that's sort of what America did following World War 2, with McCarthyism and such.  Oh well.  I guess Mr. McCarthy didn't read a lot of Little Orphan Annie.


Lisa said...

*2 mins of quit*

"Happy Veteran's day"

Diana said...

Happy Veteran's Day Michael!