- Julio M. Shiling
After thanking God, when you see a military service person, active-duty or retired, say thank you soldier! Soldiers are America’s freedom guardians.
On the eleventh day, of the eleventh month, at the eleventh hour in 1918, hostilities in World War I ceased under an accorded armistice. Also known as “The Great War”, given its unseen brutality (for that time), this global conflict was characterized by many as “the war to end all wars”. Premised upon that belief, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the following year, on the 11th of November, the commemoration of Armistice Day.
This celebration of a “peace agreement-process” ignored the historical fact that most wars are ultimately fought because of flawed political policies drafted in peacetime. After two excruciating and back-to-back wars to fight the evils of fascism and communism in World War II (1939-1945) and the Korean War (1950-1953), the 83rd American Congress in 1954 passed legislation (Public Law 380) amending the 1938 act which designated November 11, a federal holiday. Of seminal importance was the substitution of the word “Armistice” for “Veterans”.Continue Reading …Thank You to All Our Soldiers!