11/11 Remember!

With the exception of a little explanation here at the top, and some added notes at the bottom, this will be a republication of last year’s November 11th post. I may not have said it the best that it can be said, but I’ve said it as well as I can say it.


No matter what you call it, this is a little reminder that tomorrow is Remembrance/Veterans Day. Take two minutes at 11:00 AM to stand quietly and remember, respect and honor those in the Armed Services, past and present, who have given so much, so that we can have peace and security.

Take some time tomorrow – Hell, take all day if you want, and take a bit of time any other day, whenever it’s possible – to shake the hand of a veteran, or current Serviceman. Smile, and say, “Thanks!”

Canadian Flag


Times, and social situations change. Wars are no longer only fought by going to the other guy’s country and shooting him, or just blowing up his shit till he stops being an asshole.  In addition to the Vets and current Armed Services personnel, mentioned above, we should also remember to thank and think of (because of the job they do, and the way they must do it, they’re invisible, but invaluable) Intelligence and Internal Security Officers, as well as the folks building SkyNet, who feed info to them, so that they can keep us safe from gas attacks, poison and biological assaults.  They also prevent attacks and loss of service to our increasingly technologically-dependent Internet lifestyle, with their Ninja-like handling of all those little 1s and 0s.


5 thoughts on “11/11 Remember!

  1. aFrankAngle says:

    Well stated, sir!


  2. Jim Wheeler says:

    Nicely said, Archon. As a veteran, I thank you. I would only quibble about this part:

    Wars are no longer fought by going to the other guy’s country and shooting him, or just blowing up his shit till he stops being an asshole.

    This digs up a big can of worms. The previous US president had put us on the road to resorting more to diplomacy to solve international disputes but our current one has reversed that. The US is now, shamefully, the only country in the world to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accords. Our policies now emphasize military force, insults, and emotional threats over diplomacy while gutting decades of State Department experience, and this despite the advice of out Defense Department. We now live in a world where “wars” may be a constant. Just shows how fragile is our progress, eh?


    • Archon's Den says:

      You are correct. After I published this, I thought that possibly I should have added the word “just”, or “only,” between ‘longer’ and ‘fought.’
      As with my note at the bottom, I wanted to give guys like BrainRants the credit and respect that they have earned. He has done it the one way, and now is defending us in another. SALUTE! 😀


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