For this, 36th episode of Flash Past, the guys pay tribute to the men and women who serve or have served in the armed forces. Veterans’ Day is November 11th.
On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in the First World War, then known as “the Great War.” Commemorated as Armistice Day beginning the following year, November 11th became a legal federal holiday in the United States in 1938. In the aftermath of World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day became Veterans Day, a holiday dedicated to American veterans of all wars.
Steve, you may not know, served 21 years in the Air Force. He reminded us how hard it is for the families who remain behind when military personnel are deployed in battle as well as in peace time. Dan, on the other hand, has never been in the military and never had a desire to. He tells us that there are a couple of different types of people; those who are or can be suited for military life and those who aren’t. He’s a member of the latter but thankful to all of the people who do serve.
Listen to episode 36 to hear how this conversation played out.
This week if you see someone in uniform, wearing a VFW hat or someone you know which is a Vet, stop and tell them Thank You. To all those currently serving be safe, be strong and be home soon.
Last weeks Trivia Question:
Q: Some countries no longer observe DST and some never observed it in the first place. Which continent has the largest land area to have never observed DST?
Flash Past Trivia Question
Q:Who was the youngest U.S. Army officer ever to be promoted to general?