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Armistice Day

Winspear's Women, and the Wounded in the War to End All War

Joseph Cooper | Posted 11.12.2015 | Books
Joseph Cooper

Could a star-studded movie provide some moral impetus for ceasing a bit of the fire in Syria? Iraq? The Ukraine? Probably not.

Beyond the Uniform and Simple Thanks

Joel Peterson | Posted 11.11.2015 | Impact
Joel Peterson

Don't get me wrong, I'm very grateful for all the many friends and acquaintances who are truly generous and genuine with their thanks.But, many veterans have shared that they feel what I feel: awkward, weird, half embarrassed, a bit resentful, but also proud.

The Great American Perpetual War

Nan Levinson | Posted 11.09.2015 | Politics
Nan Levinson

It's nearly Veterans Day, that time of year when we remember we have veterans. As a reminder that we also have war, the headline in my local paper recently read, "US pledges to send 50 special-ops troops to Syria."

When Opponents Weren't Enemies: Michigan's Harry Kelly and G. Mennen Williams -- Politically Opposed, Mutually Respectful

Kevin Walsh | Posted 01.11.2015 | Detroit
Kevin Walsh

Today we thank our veterans for their service but do we really follow the lead of "the greatest generation?"

Veterans Day and the Gospel of Food for Hungry Children

William Lambers | Posted 01.11.2015 | Impact
William Lambers

Although we do not often hear about the role of the U.S. military in feeding the hungry, it's a mission that goes back many years. It makes sense too because where there is war there is hunger.

Armistice Day and WWI's Global Effects

Christopher McKnight Nichols | Posted 01.11.2015 | World
Christopher McKnight Nichols

What rapidly came to be called the "Great War" was widely understood not just as a "world" war but also as an "epochal" moment in world history. It was the first "total war" in which entire nations and peoples could be organized toward the waging of war.

Semper Free: Of Hummingbirds and Heroes

Kimann Schultz | Posted 01.11.2015 | Impact
Kimann Schultz

Years later, I was given a small gift of redemption. I hope sparrows fill heavenly trees and know I meant well and know that I hold to this day the lesson of the hatchling sparrow's unanswerable exit from this plain of existence.

American Journey From Terror to Peace, 9/11 to 11/11

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 01.11.2015 | Politics
Elizabeth Kucinich

How do we break the mind-forged bars of fear that presently keep us on the treadmill of war, annihilating our Constitution, eliminating our civil liberties, and dismissing any hope for a domestic economy in which everyone has an opportunity to survive?

PHOTOS: Europe Marks Armistice Day With Solemn Ceremonies

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.11.2014 | World

Europe marked Armistice Day on Tuesday, the holiday that commemorates the armistice that ended World War I on Nov. 11, 1918. Ceremonies to honor t...

Dad, Why Is that Man Wearing a Red Flower?

John McCormick | Posted 01.07.2015 | Parents
John McCormick

It was time for me to tell my son the story behind the little red poppies. I turned off the soccer match and explained to my son why the poppy has long been associated with the Armistice and honoring veterans.

Making Our Veterans Visible

Elan Barnehama | Posted 01.05.2015 | Politics
Elan Barnehama

What happens to the men and women in uniform is all of our responsibility. They go where they are asked (told really), sent by leaders we elect and funded by dollars we contribute. Even if we are wary of their missions, we must never avoid them.

A Reflection on Veterans Day

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 01.04.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Originally known as "Armistice Day," November 11 was chosen to annually memorialize the cessation of hostilities between the Allied powers and Germany ending World War I, which was then regarded as "the war to end all wars."

In Support of the Arts as Conduit for Extreme Expression and Catharsis

Kimann Schultz | Posted 12.29.2014 | Arts
Kimann Schultz

By providing arts-based avenues and outlets for extreme expression and rejecting the blanket, agenda-driven censorship of demagogues, we will provide alternate means by which to externalize the darkest inner storms of emotion and pain.

Paths of Catastrophe

Stefan Szepesi | Posted 11.25.2014 | Travel
Stefan Szepesi

There's always the extravagances of a century of front-line tourism to distract us, such as the jamboree of artifacts, war mannequins and gruesome photographs at the Sanctuary Wood museum.

PHOTOS: World Remembers Armistice Day

Posted 11.11.2013 | World

At 5 a.m. on Nov. 11, 1918, representatives of Germany and the Allied Forces gathered in the personal train carriage of French general Ferdinand Foch ...

No 'Armistice' in Washington's Global War on Veterans Day 2013

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Tom Engelhardt

In 1954, nine years after World War II ended, with the previous "great" conflict having proved anything but -- as once advertised -- the war to end all wars, and the memory of its armistice fading, the holiday was officially relabeled Veterans Day.

Armistice Day, Ieper and the Last Post

Susan Kraus | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Susan Kraus

On November 11th, 2013, the Last Post ceremony will have been conducted 29,394 times. Every cemetery has a story, as does every cross. And while it sounds like it would be terrifically depressing to visit, it isn't. It's a privilege to be allowed to bear witness.

For Veterans, Patient Protection and 'Accordable' Care Acts

Joseph Cooper | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Joseph Cooper

The novel's World War I heroics -- in front-line regimental aid posts, forward dressing stations, casualty-clearing-stations, resuscitation wards, thoracic wards and gas wards -- might just trigger the consciences of those whose policies and strategies have been responsible for turning so many soldiers and marines into patients.

French Boo President At WWI Ceremony

AP | Posted 11.12.2013 | World

PARIS -- PARIS (AP) — France's unpopular president ignored jeers by protesters as he laid flowers at the tomb of the unknown soldier during a ceremo...

Veterans Day and Fighting World Hunger

William Lambers | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

We know that hundreds of millions of hungry and sick people around the world is not peace. It is certainly not the peaceful world that veterans of World War One hoped to see come about.

Queen Elizabeth Leads Tributes On Remembrance Day

Agence France Presse | | Posted 01.11.2013 | World

The queen and armed forces veterans led Britain in honouring the nation's wartime dead on Sunday as annual Remembrance Day services were held across t...

France Commemorates Armistice Day In Paris

AP | Posted 11.11.2012 | World

PARIS -- Politicians and royalty observed a moment of silence at tombs across Europe on Sunday to commemorate the end of fighting in World War I and r...

Irish PM Lays Wreath For British War Dead For First Time

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Ian Graham BELFAST, Nov 11 (Reuters) - Ireland's prime minister laid a wreath to honour fallen soldiers at a British Remembrance Da...

Who Then Shall Mourn Our Drones?

Michael Vlahos | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics
Michael Vlahos

Years' hence our robots and our new "volunteers," may become our nation's representative in battle. So years' hence, when we come around to future Veterans Days, will we commemorate those American robots whose heroic termination was made for us?

Veterans Day (PHOTOS)

Posted 01.11.2012 | Home

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