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November 12, 2007

Remembering World War I

Meanwhile, in the outside world...

Veterans Day, of course, used to be Armistice Day, in honor of the armistice at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918. We don't seem to talk about World War I much - it hasn't captured the national imagination in the same way as the Revolutionary War or the Civil War or World War II. Richard Rubin has a nice piece in the Times today about this void and the last WWI veteran.

Posted by Kat at November 12, 2007 09:44 AM

That is what Father H talked about during his Homily yesterday. It happened to be JUST before 11 AM too. His dad (i think is what he said) fought in the war for the British, and his mom lost a brother in the war. And his wife wore a Poppy yesterday.

Posted by: aisling at November 12, 2007 12:51 PM

Wow. Thanks for the link to that story.

Posted by: Amy at November 12, 2007 05:29 PM
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