Today is Veteran's Day in the United States. Previously called "Armistice Day," Novemer 11, 1918 is the day the Germans signed the Armistice, ending World War I. Our friends in other countries call this day "Remembrance Day." It is one of the few Federal holidays not celebrated on Monday. It is celebrated on November 11 unless the date falls on a weekend.
Regardless of our feelings about our current wars, we still honor those who fought, especially those who died or returned injured.
Reflect on this day and give thought to the men and women still fighting under the American Flag. We honor and salute them today.
If you have three minutes, listen to today's edition of NPR's Morning Edition, "A Soldier's Refrain: Going Home." http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=96828169