Sunday, November 11, 2012
A Veterans Day Like None Other Before
A Veterans Day Like None Other Before. "For nearly a century, hundreds of millions of people all over the world have stopped their busy lives to pause for a moment on November 11th to honor the sacrifice of military service. But something will happen this year, tomorrow, which has never happened before. For the first time, the solemn date will be observed without the presence of a living World War I veteran. The last surviving veteran, who served with the Woman's Royal Air Force, died this past February at the age of 110. The last American World War I veteran-- the last 'Doughboy'-- died in 2011. The last World War I veteran to see action in battle, another Briton, died in 2009. "