Tag: Veteran’s Day

Veterans Day

“From the darkness on all sides came the groans and wails of wounded men; faint, long, sobbing moans of agony and despairing shrieks. It was too horribly obvious that dozens of men with serious wounds must have crawled for safety into new shell-holes and now the water was rising about them and powerless to move they were slowly drowning.

Captain Edwin Vaughan, describing the Third Ypres.

Such was the horror that was ended on November 11, 1918, a day which became Armistice Day, which became Veterans Day to honor all those over the last two centuries who have been willing to face the horrors Vaughan described.