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Veteran’s Day

Veteran’s Day

Today we should all be thanking military veterans for their service. Whether in war or peace or whether or not they saw combat, doesn’t matter.

They stepped up, even if they were drafted, and served their country.

That deserves our thanks for what they did and what they sacrificed.

In Commonwealth nations it’s Remembrance Day.

In many other nations around the world there are similar observances on this or other day.

Civilized nations remember those who helped keep them independent and civilized.

If you haven’t seen it yet, I strongly recommend “They Shall Not Grow Old.” A group of people, including some technical geniuses, cleaned up, digitized, and colorized herky jerky black and white footage from World War 1.They also hired forensic lip readers to figure out what was being said and then hired actors to voice the vides. The result is stunning and stunningly graphic documentary that portrays the horror of trench warfare in France during the First World War.

Here is the trailer for the movie. Again, if you haven’t seen it, you owe it to yourself to find it on home video and watch it.

Keep in mind that many of the people seen in this movie didn’t survive the end of the war. Which tells us the real cost of war.

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After a long career as a field EMS provider, I'm now doing all that back office stuff I used to laugh at. Life is full of ironies, isn't it? I still live in the Northeast corner of the United States, although I hope to change that to another part of the country more in tune with my values and beliefs. I still write about EMS, but I'm adding more and more non EMS subject matter. Thanks for visiting.


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