Veteran's Day marks the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I - the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918 - 90 years ago today.
World War I was supposed to be the war to end all wars.
Whenever the United States has a political race [like the one we just went through], any contenders who have been in the armed services - especially those having war experience - bring it up.
Can you imagine a time when we had peace for so long that there were no politicians with wartime experience? Would that be good or bad?
Other people have tried to imagine this:
"More than an end to war, we want an end to the beginning of all wars - yes, an end to this brutal, inhuman and thoroughly impractical method of settling the differences between governments." - President Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945)
"I have seen enough of one war never to wish to see another." - Thomas Jefferson
"It is well that war is so terrible - otherwise we would grow too fond of it." - Robert E. Lee (1807-1870)