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In honor of Veterans Day, let's deal with the real costs of war
In honor of Veterans Day, let's deal with the real costs of war

Many Americans may not know that Veterans Day began as Armistice Day. At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, the Allied nations and Germany agreed to an armistice, a temporary cessation of hostilities that began the process of ending World War I. In much of the world, at 11 a.m. local time, people still pause on Nov. 11 to observe a few moments of silence for the tens of millions killed and wounded in “the war to end all wars.” Here in the United States, Congress renamed the holiday Veterans Day in 1954, with the idea of celebrating the sacrifice and heroism of all those who have served in uniform, not just those who fought in the First World War. But...

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