It's Remembrance Day today – a beautiful spring morning with storms and rain forecast later today. Lest we forget those who sacrificed themselves – gave up their springtimes so that you and I could enjoy ours. My poppies are late this year. I was hoping for a bunch of these fragile reminders.
Today remember those who went and meditate on the gathering storm clouds which may require us to consider similar choices if we wish to remain true to our beliefs and oaths.
And Veteran's Day here. Used to be Armistice Day. It is also Founders' Day at VMI, something that will soon have no meaning except for antiquarians. Well, we lasted 170 years after utter defeat, not bad. pl