Daily Archives: 11/10/2006

veteran’s day

I heard on NPR this morning a piece about how veteran’s day ties all veterans together. what struck me about the piece was the authors description of armistace day – at the 11th minute of the 11th day of the 11th month, everyone would stop what they were doing: police officers would halt traffic, buses would slam to a stop — and maintain a 2 minute period of silence. How powerful that must have been so soon after the first world war. How impossible to enforce on today’s hungry, busy, talkative country. it’s just amazing to imagine. that was a time when we treated our veterans with responsibility, I guess.