Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Today is Veterans Day. I had forgotten. The OpJo editorial brings home the horror of war with statistics from one day - the last day - of the Great War:
The guns fell silent 90 years ago today. Between the time that the terms of the Armistice were signed in the predawn hours of November 11, 1918 and the moment it came into effect at 11 o'clock that morning, the Western Front registered as many as 11,000 casualties, including a conservatively estimated 320 Americans killed and 3,200 wounded.
Still, it is good that war is terrible; we had until recently forgotten that and grown too fond of it.

1 comment:

Mike said...

Reminds me of the conclusion of All Quiet on the Western Front