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Armistice Day: Nation remembers war dead

The other great Vonnegut quote about Armistice Day turning into Veterans Day comes from Mother Night (1961), and doesn't get quoted nearly as often, but we like it for its explicit grumping about the motivation for the 

Royal British Legion standard bearers and brothers Neil and Phil Bushell hold their standards following the Armistice day service at the Royal British Legion village which was attended by Defence secretary Michael Fallon in Aylesford, Kent Photo

Royal British Legion standard bearers and brothers Neil and Phil Bushell hold their standards following the Armistice day service at the Royal British Legion village which was attended by Defence secretary Michael Fallon in Aylesford, Kent Photo

America has had a troubled history with its veterans. Much of it grows out of our British heritage where a standing army was seen as a instrument of oppression. It is no accident that our own US Constitution (Article I, Section 8) 

Armistice Day is one of four days the Assembly Commission has elected for Parliament Buildings to be illuminated during the year. Earlier, Mr McLaughlin said remembrance "should be a unifying, not a divisive concept". "My involvement in First World War 

Armistice Day: Nation remembers war dead

I was 13 years-old before I first asked my grandfather what he did in the Second World War. Charged with finding a veteran to interview for a history project at school, and armed with the knowledge he'd been a Royal Marine, I ambushed him during a

EXPERTS have struggled to explain how 40 children fell ill in one North Yorkshire school after an Armistice Day service in which four pupils fainted. Toxic exposure and psychological triggering have been suggested following the spate of illness on 

Royal British Legion standard bearers and brothers Neil and Phil Bushell hold their standards following the Armistice day service at the Royal British Legion village which was attended by Defence secretary Michael Fallon in Aylesford, Kent Photo

This day was made a holiday in order to celebrate an armistice that ended what was up until that point, in 1918, one of the worst things our species had thus far done to itself, namely World War I. World War I, then known 

We can recognize the day as Veterans Day or Armistice Day.If we wish to recognize Veterans Day — a day of sales in stores and restaurants, a day that shows off military displays that glorify war and gives lip service to men 

Armistice Day: Nation remembers war dead

America has had a troubled history with its veterans. Much of it grows out of our British heritage where a standing army was seen as a instrument of oppression. It is no accident that our own US Constitution (Article I, Section 8) 

As Armistice Day comes around again, I find it more and more difficult to avoid despair. Each new war seems even more brutal and pointless than the last, bringing nothing but ruin and destruction to all concerned. And yet 

Photo highlights of the day: Armistice Day and a holy cow. The Guardian's picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world, including Armistice Day and a hungry gavial. Wednesday 11 November 2015 15.20 EST Last 

Royal British Legion standard bearers and brothers Neil and Phil Bushell hold their standards following the Armistice day service at the Royal British Legion village which was attended by Defence secretary Michael Fallon in Aylesford, Kent Photo

We can recognize the day as Veterans Day or Armistice Day.If we wish to recognize Veterans Day — a day of sales in stores and restaurants, a day that shows off military displays that glorify war and gives lip service to men