Armistice

Nov. 11th, 2008 02:36 pm
pecunium: (camo at halloween)
Today is a day of remembrance. What we remember isn't what used to be commemorated (at least not in the states). It didn't used to be about veterans. It was about war, and the ending of one, 90 years ago today.

It was a time to ponder peace and the costs of the war which preceded it.

It was a time to contemplate, and try to forget the horrors of stalemate.

It was a time of wonder. For those in the trenches, life was handed back to them, for a time. It wasn't a peace, it was an armistice and only guaranteed for 36 days.

In the United Kingdom, and Commonwealth it is Remembrance Day, and still the world falls silent at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, in a remembered presagement of the sentiment from a later war, "Never Forget".

There are few alive, who actually remember, fewer still; who stood in the line. We must be their memory, we must carry the torch, keep the memory alive of just what the world hoped it had gained with this declaration:

On the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of the year 1918, the guns fell silent on the Western Front.

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