Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Veterans Day and J. Clifford McKittrick

Today, November 11, is Veterans Day, a day set aside, both in the United States and other countries, to honor military veterans, but originally the nearly eight million who died in World War I. The impact of that war spanned the globe. For example, Australia sent nearly 330,000 soldiers to fight in Europe; over 53,000 never came home. Veterans Day was originally established as Armistice Day, "a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace". Too bad that cause often seems to be misplaced.

We are still waiting for all of our military veterans to come home.


bindu said...

It must be so hard to not know what happened to a loved one. I pray for safety and peace for soldiers all over the world. I wish we didn't need them and didn't have any war ... You served in Vietnam! Wishing you well on Veterans' Day.

Anonymous said...

I don't know if this is the same J. Clifford McKittrick or not. But I have one of the bracelets and It says 6-18-1967