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Armistice Day

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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11/11/11 Will Be Celebrated as Originally Intended: As Armistice Day!

Coleen Rowley | Posted 01.11.2012 | Home
Coleen Rowley

It's too bad Americans, as a whole, unlike Europeans, have forgotten this important history of Armistice Day and in fact have reverted to celebrating war as heroic.

Armistice Day Honors Fallen Soldiers Around The World

Posted 01.09.2012 | World

On November 11 each year, thousands around the world pause to honor members of the armed forces who have lost their lives since World War I. Armistice...

11/11/11: Our Instinct For Unity

John Philip Newell | Posted 12.25.2011 | Religion
John Philip Newell

To pray for peace is not to seek a healing that is contrary to our deepest instinct. It is rather, as Mahatma Gandhi said, to get in touch with "the intense longings of the human heart."

Week In Review: Nov. 7 - Nov. 14 (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The second week of November 2010 saw the return of some familiar faces. Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was moved back to his Sycamore Ra...

Veterans Day: The Forgotten Meaning

Kenneth C. Davis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kenneth C. Davis

Today, Veterans Day honors the duty, sacrifice and service of America's nearly 25 million veterans of all wars. We should remember and celebrate those men and women.

PHOTOS: Veterans Day Around The World

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the first Armistice Day on Nov. 11, 1919 as a day "filled with lots of pride in the heroism of those who died in t...

The F Word: Time to Stop Making Nice to Military

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

President Obama's go-slow approach to ending "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" discrimination in the military has left repeal on life support in a lame-duck ses...

Veteran's Day Quotes: 15 Best, Most Famous Remembrance Day Sayings

Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics

Veteran's Day Quotes are not hard to come by, but here's a compilation of some of the best and most famous in one place. "Freedom is never free." -...

Veterans Day: How Many Days are Enough

Jim Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jim Thomas

More so even than the debt the nation owes our veterans, I owe two vets, my parents, for my existence and for inspiring my accomplishments.

Cairo to Fort Hood: Broader Engagement at Home and Abroad

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Qanta Ahmed, MD

Mass murders have become a depressingly familiar punctuation in the rhythm of modern day American despair.

Armistice Day, the Great War, and Brains: A Tale of Woe

Dan Agin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Agin

Had the politicians of various countries been obligated to live in combat on the front lines, it's doubtful that the ferocious carnage of the First World war would have occurred.

Obama's War and Remembrance Day

Dave Lindorff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Lindorff

It is, I would suggest, time for progressives to start searching for a serious, gutsy, plain-speaking candidate to challenge Obama for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination in 2012.

Soft Power is Obama's Greatest Strength

Indra Adnan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Indra Adnan

Perhaps all that is needed is a good role model for soft power: someone who seeks to engage rather than stand off, capable of dialogue not just debate.

Obama's America: Observing the Observance of Veterans Day

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

Barack Obama has never worn the uniform. Yet he has more rapport with the experience of the American veteran than the Republicans who are now in the process of relinquishing power to him and his allies.