11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month

Major hostilities of World War I (“The War To End All Wars”) were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 with the signing of the Armistice.

We now celebrate "Veterans Day" each year to honor all of our veterans since the signing of the armistice.

In 1982, Joseph Ambrose, an 86-year-old WWI veteran held the flag that covered the casket of his son, who was killed in the Korean War.

When a war breaks out, people say: "It's too stupid, it can't last long." But though a war may be "too stupid," that doesn't prevent its lasting.

~Albert Camus

Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.

~Albert Einstein

"While I will never hesitate to use force to protect the American people or our vital interests, I also promise you this—and this is very important as we consider our next steps in Afghanistan: I will never rush the solemn decision of sending you into harm's way," Obama said during a visit to Naval Air Station Jacksonville. "I won't risk your lives unless it is absolutely necessary."

What is absurd and monstrous about war is that men who have no personal quarrel should be trained to murder one another in cold blood.

~Aldous Huxley

A state of war only serves as an excuse for domestic tyranny.

~Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

O peace! how many wars were waged in thy name.

~Alexander Pope

It is always easier to fight for one’s principles than to live up to them.

~Alfred Adler

At least we're getting the kind of experience we need for the next war.

~Allen Dulles

Today the real test of power is not capacity to make war but capacity to prevent it.

~Anne O'Hare McCormick

Make wars unprofitable and you make them impossible.

~A. Philip Randolph

Why should we hear about body bags, and deaths...I mean, it's not relevant. So why should I waste my beautiful mind on something like that?

~Barbara Bush on ABC's "Good Morning America," March 18, 2003

I just want you to know that, when we talk about war, we're really talking about peace.

~George W. Bush

I think war is a dangerous place.

~George W. Bush

The American Red Cross has a program called "Holiday Mail for Heroes" and invites us all to participate.

Our enemies...never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we.

~George W. Bush

The price of empire is America’s soul, and that price is too high.

~Sen. J. William Fulbright


Anonymous said...

this one is so true: A state of war only serves as an excuse for domestic tyranny.

~Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

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My Painting Studio said...

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