Veterans Day Observation
The War to End All Wars (a.k.a. World War I) didn't end anything. It merely set the stage for one of the bloodiest, most violent centuries in the history of mankind. That's probably why Congress, on the heels of the Korean War, decided to change the traditional November 11 celebration of Armistice Day to Veterans Day in 1954.
War has become a way of life for our country. Today, rather than commemorate the end of one major hostility, we celebrate all subsequent and ongoing hostilities with little or no concern for their moral justification. As long as those involved are esteemed as heroes, nothing else seems to matter.