Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veteran's Day

Today the United States and Canada remembers all its veterans, especially those who have given the ultimate sacrifice.

Veterans Day was started to remember the official end to World War I on November 11, 1918 at 11:00am. (The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.)

This picture is of my grandfather, who earned a Purple Heart in that war and lost sight in one eye.


Michele said...

eternal rest grant unto all those who have passed from wars O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. and may they rest in peace. amen. may your grandfather rest in peace.

Dymphna said...

Amen! Thank you, Michele!

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"Slavery ended in medieval Europe only because the church extended its sacraments to all slaves and then managed to impose a ban on the enslavement of Christians (and of Jews). Within the context of medieval Europe, that prohibition was effectively a rule of universal abolition. "— Rodney Stark

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