Honoring Our Veterans

November 11 is Veterans Day, a day set aside for remembering and honoring the sacrifices and contributions of our soldiers, sailors and airmen. November 11 is particularly memorable because it commemorates the Armistice which ended World War I, one of the bloodiest conflicts in hisory. To get an appreciation of the background to Veterans Day read the excellent book by Joseph E. Persico, Eleventh Month, Eleventh Day, Eleventh Hour which provides a comprehensive overview of the major campaigns of ‘The Great War’, as well as a poignant portrait of the last bloody hours which preceded the official end of the war at 11 a.m. on November 11, 1918.