Posts from November 2019

In Flanders Fields

The most famous poem to emerge from World War I was John McCrae’s “In Flanders Fields “(1915).   Memorized by countless schoolchildren in Great Britain, Canada, and the United States since then, its first lines guaranteed that the poppy became the flower of remembrance for that great conflict.  The poem’s first two stanzas have become a…

Veterans Day

Veterans Day

  On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918, an armistice went into effect between the Allied nations and Germany. When Woodrow Wilson was president in 1919 he declared November 11th as Armistice Day.  In 1954 President Dwight D. Eisenhower issued the first Veterans Day Proclamation officially changing the…