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Armistice Day | Armistice Day

manny-pacheco's picture
Nov.12.2012
Yesterday was Veterans Day. Today, we honor our men and women who have served our country so admirably in combat, and in times of peace. My good friend, Eve Rojas (who is a literary critic), posted this wonderful flyer. She asked her friends to pass this along: Veterans Day coincides with...
j-m-leitch's picture
Nov.10.2012
Today is Rememberance Day, also known as Poppy Day or Armistice Day and observed in all Commonwealth countries ever since the end of World War I. It is a day to remember all members of the armed forces who have died in the line of duty, and is annually observed on the anniversary of the end of...
james-channing-shaw's picture
Nov.11.2011
      HEMINGWAY’S PANTS In early 1917, with the United States still having not yet formally declared war on Germany, my grandfather, Emmett H. Shaw, an upperclassman at Harvard at the time, decided to join the American Field Service to drive an ambulance for the French army fighting...
cindy-sullivan's picture
May.25.2011
During my adolescence, I was exposed to numerous print and film texts based on World War II, in addition to stories told by my mother and grandfather, of their experience of air-raids and rations. At high school, we studied seminal literature such as 'The Diary of Anne Frank' and 'Night' (Elie...
barry-eva's picture
Nov.15.2009
  While the US celebrates Veterans Day, around the world the day to remember those who gave up their lives for us is called "Remembrance Day". Canada like the US holds this day on November 11th. While in the UK the national day of remembrance for those killed in both world wars and...