Wednesday, November 11, 2009

11th Month, 11th Day, 11th Hour

My mother grew up in a small town in rural America. She remembers what used to happen every November 11th. At 11:00 AM the church bell would ring the time. People would stop what they were doing. Working, walking, talking, teaching, even driving, it didn't matter. They would stop, stand, and silently commemorate all those who had served in our armed forces. In time, this practice declined.

Today, Americans are freer, safer, and more prosperous than most of the world. If there are any veterans reading this, I'd like to offer you my thanks.

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