Veterans Day 2018 and the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice of World War I

I hope that we take a moment to reflect on this Veterans Day. Let’s do more than just say thanks to veterans; may we be able to better understand and help each other.

C-Span aired the World War I Armistice Centennial Commemoration (and will air it again for primetime).

I embedded above Yo-Yo Ma’s performance (h/t WQXR‘s Facebook page post link on November 11, 2018).

On this day of reflection, it’s a relief that we remember the arts that move us.

The Atlantic shared “How the Great War Shaped the World,” by Jay Winter, an article from 2014, to commemorate the impact of World War I (2014 having been the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I).

(h/t The Atlantic‘s Facebook page post link on November 11, 2018).

See here for The Atlantic’s photo gallery for the prep for the centennial of the Armistice, and here for The Atlantic’s photo gallery of the haunting and haunted battlefields of World War I.

See here from the NY Times about the commemoration.  See here for a very expansive look at “A 100-Year Legacy of World War I,” over at the NY Times, from 2014.

On the 100th anniversary of armistice of World War I: at “the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month”: may we one day ever have a world without wars.

It’d be nice to hope that we learned and will learn the lessons of the war that created the modern world as we know it.

(cross-posted at sswslitinmotion.tumblr.com)

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