Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Armistice Day

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, an armistice or truce was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in World War I, then known as "The Great War."  Armistice Day became a legal federal holiday in the U.S. in 1938. After World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day became Veterans Day, a holiday dedicated to American veterans of all wars.

My favorite veteran, George E. Bloom. 1942 and 1984

Mort, Hi and George Bloom. Hollywood, 1946

I salute all of the people who served our country during times of war. My father and his brothers served during World War II. Everyone wanted to do their part for our country in those days. Later, when the U.S.A. was involved in other wars, sentiments changed. We have come to realize that "war is not the answer." Until the entire world understands this, we are doomed to send our young people into battle. Sigh.

Anti-War Poster by Lorraine Schneider, 1966

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