A Thank You

“At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.”
~ from “For the Fallen” by Laurence Binyon

Today in America, it’s Veterans’ Day, the day we remember and thank all of our former servicemen and women. (We have Memorial Day in May to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice.) But all throughout Europe this is Remembrance Day, remembering the fallen of WWI and the end of the “Great War.”

So today, just a simple thank you, from my heart, to all who serve and have served.  I thank them for their service, yet hope, with Gen. Douglas MacArthur, to someday soon see no more need for their service and sacrifice.

As MacArthur said in an address to Congress in 1951, “I know war as few other men now living know it, and nothing to me is more revolting. I have long advocated its complete abolition, as its very destructiveness on both friend and foe has rendered it useless as a method of settling international disputes.”


About maggiec

Educator, writer, world traveler, bibliophile, theater devotee, cat lover, mother of an actor, adopted auntie to hundreds. Spreading love (and literacy), one day at a time.
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