• Old Navy Communication Officer

    Especially during these years (through 2018) marking the 100th anniversary of so many battles during World War I, I think more attention should be paid in the US to the original meaning of November 11, i.e., marking the Armistice Day that was the end of the war to end all wars. Probably due both to the distance in time and the relatively small number of casualties the US incurred (in comparison both to the losses suffered by European countries and those casualties we incurred during WW II), we do not remember World War I with the same intensity we remember other wars. As the child of a World War II combat veteran who taught me the meaning of the Armistice Day he grew up with, I remember especially each year those who fought and died during World War I.