Friday, November 11, 2005

[politics] 11/11

Armistice Day. Teresa Nielsen Hayden at Making Light has a great collection of links posted today that will remind you (in painful detail) why today is a holiday, diminished though it may be. These links will also show you why we should never forget, even as the Census Bureau and VA estimate that there are fewer than 30 or so American vets of WWI still living; the Brits call it Remembrance Day for a reason, and the red poppies seem so much less jingoistic there than here.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Notice how the corpse's body is still in reasonably good shape, while all the exposed areas, the head and hands, are already down to bare bone?

Rats.

-tnh

11/14/2005 11:47:00 AM  
Blogger protected static said...

brrrrrrr...

I hadn't thought of that, Teresa...

Funny how details like that somehow make war more horrific, eh? It's almost as if a petty grotesquerie is easier to comprehend than all those sacrificed millions.

11/14/2005 12:07:00 PM  

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