November 11, 1918

Ninety years ago, at 11:11, the war to end all wars ended. World War I was probably the most unnecessary war ever fought, and we are still living with the repercussions of that conflict to this very day. A holiday was declared to celebrate its end called “Armistice Day.” With time, the holiday morphed into our holiday of Veterans Day, an altogether more fitting memorial to honor all the men and women who have served our country so honorably, protecting us throughout the long history of America. My fervent hope is that the next four year term of a man and his cronies, who have have not demonstrated a love and affection for our military brothers and sisters, is not as painful as we all think it will be.