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Veterans Day

Today is Veterans Day, also known as Armistice Day, remembering the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, when the guns fell silent. In honor of those who served, a link to this excellent photo series of street scenes from D-Day overlaid with the modern day view.

3 Responses to “Veterans Day”

  1. Patrick says:

    My kid’s school – a Montessori School in rural Maryland – did not take the day off.

    It’s an odd feeling. I am a veteran, but never thought much of it. Then I find out my kid goes to school today while the rest of the county takes it off. Suddenly this annoys me.

    I don’t know why, but it pissed me off. Maybe it’s because I found out they hold a peace candle vigil every year but don’t recite the Pledge of Allegiance.

    You tell me — am I an asshole for going Tango Uniform on them (in a nice way)?

    It’s a small school. It literally runs out of a residential house of 2000 ft^2. It’s not cheap. Total enrollment is well under 70 kids (through grade 5). I liked the small approach and the personal attention, but I am feeling they are pretty much left of everything we hold dear.

    I can teach my kids the values of being an American. But not sure the school can reinforce it. My kid loves the place.

    Confused.

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