The Eleventh Day:Armistice Day

The Eleventh Day:Armistice Day,

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Today marks 100 years snice the official World War I’s official ceasefire took effect at 11 a.m., November 11, 1918 after years of fighting  and millions of people dying. The final shots rang out in the same place they began–in Mons, Belgium. The last soldier to fall was American private Henry Gunther, who was killed by automatic fire in the village of Chaumont-devant-Damvillers, France, at 10:59 a.m thus they began the frist Armistice Day,which i honor today.

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The Eleventh Day:Armistice Day,

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If it’s hard for us to grasp the scale of deaths during World War I that the world really feel like it was end times for them all. Its hard for us to figure the scales of joy felt by the people today about the mass celebrations all over cities and small towns as factories emptied out to  celebrate the ending of this war.  Bands played, banners and flags waved. In factories, in shipyards, even on trains, everyone stopped what they were doing to shout and cry and celebrate together as they all were cheering upon the streets  to honor the war to end all war’s endings.  It was a mass joy that has not been seen like this in 100 years.  They were to rejoice in the bloody struggle’s end, and perhaps to rejoice in life itself, fleeting as it was.

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Every Veterans’ Day is important but today has a special resonance. Wherever you are, and whatever you may be doing today, please take a moment to remember the immense sacrifices made by so many millions of people that died in every war to our point in history for their honor and memories is what makes this day key to our world.~1918 – 2018~ Lest We Forget poppy-banner

 

I used to want to save the world. To end war and bring peace to mankind. But then, I glimpsed the darkness that lives within their light. I learned that inside every one of them, there will always be both. The choice each must make for themselves – something no hero will ever defeat. I’ve touched the darkness that lives in between the light. Seen the worst of this world, and the best. Seen the terrible things men do to each other in the name of hatred, and the lengths they’ll go to for love. Now I know. Only love can save this world. So I stay. I fight, and I give… for the world I know can be. This is my mission, now. Forever.
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