By Michael Soter
Remember when Veteran’s Day was called Armistice Day?
If you remember the early 1940’s, the answer to this question might be yes. Otherwise, it’s just a little known truth that has disintegrated into the cluttered atmosphere of useless historical facts.
Christened Armistice Day as World War One (The War to End All Wars) came to a close, the name was changed to Veteran’s Day when world leaders realized that World War Two also happened to fall under the category of warfare.
I think that we should change the name back to Armistice Day. Not as a day of remembering that war has been wiped off the face of the earth (because that is ridiculously false) but as a symbol of hope, as a day that forces us to lay down our weapons and open our hearts to a world in which eternal peace is a vague possibility.
You may say that this takes away from the honor we give to our Veterans on November 11th. But I say that it bestows upon them a greater honor than before. They fought valiantly for their country. But the time has come for peace, the only thing that is worth fighting for.