Remember when Veteran’s Day was called Armistice Day?


By M. Alexander

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.

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One response to “Remember when Veteran’s Day was called Armistice Day?

  1. Meryl

    So hard to go back to once was, and though you provided much food for thought your words are always eloquently spoken!

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