Texas Liberal

All People Matter

Armistice Day/Veterans Day Links

Here are some Veterans Day links. Veterans Day was initially Armistice Day and was meant to observe the end of World War I. ( The photo is of people celebrating the end of World War I in Toronto in 1918.)

Here is a history of Veterans Day from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Here is a link to a good web history of WW I. 

Here is a link to Fighting Different Wars: Experience, Memory, and the First World War In Britain written by Janet Watson. Janet is an associate professor of history at the University of Connecticut and a friend.

Here is a link to the many poets of World War One.  

Here is a link to Arlington National Cemetery.

Here is a link to information about the Korean War. My father fought in the Korean War.

Here is a link to Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Here is a link to the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl. This is an amazing place in Honolulu. Well worth a visit.  

Here is a link to Fort Rosencrans National Cemetery in San Diego. I visited this cemetery earlier this year.

Here is a link to a directory of peace and nonviolence organizations.

Here is a link to Antiwar.com detailing the numbers of Americans and Iraqis who have died in the Iraq War.

Without our veterans we would not be free. This should be recalled not just on Veterans Day but on all days.

November 11, 2007 Posted by | Books, History | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Poem—Wetlands

 

This is a poem I wrote called Wetlands.

Coastline

Dissolves into marsh.

Certainty

Yields to doubt.

Not on solid ground

Or at ship at sea,

We drown each time

The tide rolls in.

Please click here for other poetry posts on Texas Liberal.

November 11, 2007 Posted by | Poetry | , | 3 Comments