Today is Armistice Day. It’s still celebrated in one manner or the other around the world, mostly, unsurprisingly, by the countries of the Commonwealth of Nations, last vestiges of the British Empire that they are.
Dwight Eisenhower changed Armistice Day to Veteran’s Day in 1954, though it took decades to sort it out (On the 11th? On the Monday closest? What about the 27 states that already had Armistice Day in their holiday playbook?).
Eisenhower noted that The War to End All Wars hadn’t and Armistice Day had taken on a different meaning,
“… Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the…
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