Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Remember the first Veteran's Day

In Flanders Field the poppies blow Between the crosses row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. --Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918)
Eighty-seven years ago, on the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month, the First World War ended. Total number killed: 8.5 million. Total wounded: 21 million.