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Saturday, November 11, 2006

11 11 1918

On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month 86 years ago today, the guns on the Western Front fell silent.

Four years of what we now call the First World War had come to an end.
For the first time, but not the last, American men fell on European battlefields to rescue peoples and nations from the cold dark plans of despots.


It is all too fitting that as we enter this season of giving thanks, that today we remember, lest we never forget the sacrifices those men made.

And while American men and women now fall again on foreign battlefields, we never abandon the hope and simple prayer of never again.

Someday, when our children are grown, or when their children are grown, wars will be a distant memory of the past. We cannot keep sending our young to die for the decisions made by the old. How many Beethovens , Einsteins, Gates, or ML Kings died on the battlefield before they had their chance to make their world a better place? And we are not just talking about Americans. Radical Muslims send their children to be martyrs, while they rest comfortably in their hideouts. Their god or any god you believe in, will never forgive them.

Because our history and our people show that Americans do not start wars but finish them (present day disasters excluded) , we remain hopeful that our proud nation remains, in the words of Lincoln, the last, best hope for peace on earth.




14 comments:

Anonymous said...

TO THOSE TERRORIST MOTHERFUCKERS WHO THREATENED TO BLOW UP OUR WHITE HOUSE; over there, over there, send the word, send the word over there, that the yanks are coming, the yanks are coming, and WE WON'T STOP COMING till its over -over there. g.m. cohan. YOU PEOPLE ARE REALLY STARTING TO PISS OFF THOSE OF US AGAINST THE WAR. YOU TOUCH OUR WHITE HOUSE AND WE NUKE YOU MOTHERFUCKIN ASS AND THEN YOU CAN GO PLAY WITH YOUR 70 VIRGINS. FUCK YOU!

Anonymous said...

Skipping over this last comment....I was in trial on Tuesday with a judge that on Monday night told the jury to Vote early, before they had to be back Tuesday by around 11:00am, just in the event the case and deliberations went late on election night.

As an aside to the Sy Gaer celebration on Monday night, did anyone hear a rumor of a "Miami Judges" calendar...similar to what the firefighters do...for charity?

Anonymous said...

hmmm, not many judges i'd want to see that much of...

stevespurrier said...

Go gators!

Anonymous said...

January = Mary Barzee
February = ???
March = ???
April = ???
May = ???
June = Dava Tunis
July = ???
August = ???
September = ???
October = ???
November = ???
December = Don Cohn as Jolly Old St. Nick

Anonymous said...

november- judge soto with a turkey leg in her mouth.april- judge ward's ja.

Anonymous said...

march - judge c.peryera shuminer,june-christina miranda

Alexander Spotswood said...

TO: 3:29:16
Thats Virginians!!!

Anonymous said...

YEAH GO GATORS!

Anonymous said...

I think Tunis had a panel sworn in Monday and that was potentially facing the punishment of deliberating on the 7th (elections day) - not fun I'd bet.

Rumpole said...

SO MUCH FOR A SOLEMN DAY TO REMEMBER

Anonymous said...

What about the wonderful Judge Rosa Figarola? You are crazy for putting Barzee in January, why not a summer month?

Anonymous said...

ada pozo revilla: may

Anonymous said...

not buying ANY calendar with Cristina Miranda in it. Maybe the plastic surgery/botox calendar