5 comments on “On Veterans Day

  1. This is an interesting commentary, but what are the stories behind the 140 Axis POWs buried at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery? Why are they accorded places of honor in a National Cemetery? What is the story?

  2. Thank you for your comment.

    From what I can remember, the POWs died at prison camps in Texas, but the post-war Axis nations were unable or unwilling to take the bodies back. And so, they were buried there. I may have misremembered the facts, so I will research this in greater depth and come up with a better response in the near future.

  3. From Kurt Vonnegut via Jay Price: “I will come to a time in my backwards trip when November eleventh, accidentally my birthday, was a sacred day called Armistice Day. When I was a boy, and when Dwayne Hoover was a boy, all the people of all the nations which had fought in the First World War were silent during the eleventh minute of the eleventh hour of Armistice Day, which was the eleventh day of the eleventh month.

    It was during that minute in nineteen hundred and eighteen, that millions upon millions of human beings stopped butchering one another. I have talked to old men who were on battlefields during that minute. They have told me in one way or another that the sudden silence was the Voice of God. So we still have among us some men who can remember when God spoke clearly to mankind.

    Armistice Day has become Veterans’ Day. Armistice Day was sacred. Veterans’ Day is not.

    So I will throw Veterans’ Day over my shoulder. Armistice Day I will keep. I don’t want to throw away any sacred things.”

  4. Fuck you paulie banali.
    What is this bullshit comment? From Kurt Vonnegut via Jay Price. A backwards trip is not remarkable. It is memory pure and simple. Vonnegut was about forward trips.
    Who is Jay Price anyway?
    Why don’t you come to The PLAS Place and try to bullshit ME there?

  5. You two shouldn’t be fighting like this. You are both Nazis (for those of you who didn’t know, Vernon Frankel and Paulie Frankel are the same person). You should love each other.

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