Here we now call it Veterans Day, but in Britain it’s still called Armistice Day, to commemorate the end of World War I.
On this day we thank all those who have served and serve. “Veterans Day” certainly conveys that we are honoring people, not an event.
But there is something about the name “Armistice Day” which to me brings home the importance of the date.
An “armistice” is an end to fighting, but not an ultimate peace.
It is clear that the world war is not over, it simply has different faces and places.