When an infected bolt of cloth carries plague from London to the isolated village, Reverend Mompellion asks his parishioners to commit to isolating Eyam from the other towns by a vote. No one could leave, and no outsider could enter, hoping that isolation would stop the spread to the village and accelerate the end of the disease. (Sound familiar?)Read More
For the mothers who saw their children off to war,
And for those who keep the memory alive.
Today Americans will celebrate Veterans Day, a day set aside to recognize the men and women who have served in the armed forces, whether during peacetime or wartime.
Established after the First World War as Armistice Day to commemorate the armistice signed on the “11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month” of 1918 and effectively ending the war, President Dwight Eisenhower changed Armistice Day to Veterans Day in 1954.
The title of today’s post and the above dedication is from author Matthew A. Rozell’s five-volume oral history series on World War Two called The Things Our Fathers Saw.