Thank You For Your Service

In 1920, England’s King George V declared 11 November “Armistice Day,” a national holiday to honor the men and women, who had defended England during the war. At that time, the world had never seen a war as devastating as the conflict wracking Europe . An estimated 40 million of the world’s citizens died. The original Armistice Day was the first dawning of hope for Europe for many years, and it is deservedly remembered as a great human triumph.

Most of the original allied forces celebrate Armistice Day in some form or another.

November 11th is celebrated around the world by many countries and is known by several different names. Some countries use the name Armistice Day. Several countries use Remembrance Day and Remembrance Sunday, the second Sunday in November.

This date is known as Veterans day in the USA. This commemorates the end of World War I and pays tribute to the people who have served the USA before and since. 

While the world still has many problems and conflicts continue around the world, I believe that the services of the veterans have contributed to making the world a better place than it would have been. 

While I believe that fighting conflicts is not the best answer in most cases, the presence of a good military can be a deterrence that makes people look for a better way to resolve issues and leads to a more orderly society, at least in the developed parts of the world. 

I thank the veterans for the contributions made so I could enjoy a life in a manner that would not have been afforded to me otherwise. 

I am proud to call myself a veteran 

~Daniel Pippin

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11 Nov 2020

By Daniel Pippin

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