Friday, November 11, 2011

The Eleventh Hour of the Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Year

This is a special Armistice Day this year, though we call it Veterans Day today.

On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh year of the Twenty-First Century, we celebrate the end of World War I ninety-three years ago.

What better way is there to support this celebration of the end of a war than with a renewed dedication to end the United States' prosecution of war and conflict in the Middle East, Africa, Korea, and numerous "limited conflicts" throughout the world.

Let's honor the soldiers who died in exotic places far from home by vowing that no more will so die. Let's honor the soldiers who are killing and dying on this day by bringing them home for good, where they can be with family and friends and contribute meaningful, positive work in their home communities.

Instead of a day off from work and a shopping holiday, let's make Veterans Day, once again,  a time of reflection and dedication to the cause of peace.