Today is Veteran’s Day in the United States, more appropriately known as Remembrance Day in Canada and Great Britain. On this day we should all take time to remember and honor the veterans who fought our wars and are still fighting their wars. Let us also remember and honor those who didn’t make it back alive or at all. For them, the wars are over.
And most of all, let us remember the thousands of soldiers who died needlessly on the front lines on November 11, 1919 after the signing of the Armistice that ended The War to End All Wars. The deaths of these brave men served only the vanity of the generals who commanded them, for once the Armistice was signed, there was no strategic or tactical advantage to be gained by anyone from continued fighting. In remembering these men, let us also remember the countless soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines who have died in battles where nothing was to be gained from their sacrifice, except to stoke the egos of their commanders.
May those who have carelessly and needlessly sacrificed the finest our nation has to offer for their own glory and vanity, spend eternity in Hell, reliving the horrors of the Hell their men experienced. May God have mercy on their souls for, as a veteran, I have none to offer them.
If you really want to thank veterans for the sacrifices they’ve made so that we can take our rights and freedoms for granted, then contact your Congressman and Senators and tell them not to renege on the promises they made to our veterans. American veterans have not been handed anything on a silver platter. Their benefits and entitlements were hard earned in blood.