Today is Veterans Day, 2022

Veterans Day 2022 marks the 104th anniversary of the Great War’s end on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day on the eleventh month in 1918; originally called Armistice Day, we’ve since recast Veterans Day into an observance embracing the military service of all American veterans, not just those from the World War I generation.

I wrote about it two years ago.

SOS? Veterans Day, Woodrow Wilson, and a paucity of ravioli

Louisville television news teams and the Courier Journal have the requisite Veterans Day lists of food and drink establishments offering discounts to veterans. These lists tend to be heavy on chain and franchise restaurants, which fall outside our customary coverage area, but Google will point the way with just a few keystrokes.

In closing, here’s a brief piece I wrote in 2009 about the origins of today’s observance in the maelstrom of World War I, as originally published in New Albany Tribune.

The essay is not about food. Then again, strictly speaking, neither is Veterans Day.

Forgotten fields in Flanders.

Lately I keep hearing this tune.

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