by Bill Batson
We may have a variety of opinions on the morality of war, or the wisdom of recent armed conflicts, but when it comes to the well being of our veterans there should be unanimity. Especially this Veterans Day, when we still have 70,000 American troops in harms way in Afghanistan.
The observance of Veterans Day in the United States mirrors the sentiment of armistice and remembrance days in other parts of the world. The date that we honor veterans commemorates the formal end of hostilities of World War I when Germany signed the armistice agreement on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.