Friday, November 11, 2005

My daughter was required to make a collage for English Class about Veterans Day: She used this poem on her collage along pictures of the soldiers from all the branches of military. She wrote the following:

Veterans Day, which used to be known as Armistice Day, is the commemoration of the signing of the Armistice ending World War I. After the end of World War II, the name of the holiday was changed to Veterans Day to honor those who served in all American wars. The date November 11 is observed in the United States in honor of all veterans of the armed services. Six of my relatives are remembered on Veterans Day.

Why the Poppy?

A newer version of In Flanders Field was written by Snelling and published in the UK in 1999.

History of 89th Division of Army and a segment at the bottom about How to Stop the War.

In August or September 1941, Pilot Officer Magee composed High Flight and sent a copy to his parents. Several months later, on December 11, 1941 his Spitfire collided with another plane over England and Magee, only 19 years of age, crashed to his death.

Jenny at Donkey O.D. has another Veterans Day Remembrance Post that is not to be missed. [and much more here]

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