our need to work toward understanding and common good

Tony’s Takes, Heroes’ final resting place — black and white, Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

“To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…”
— President Woodrow Wilson proclaiming the first Armistice Day

​“It is fitting that the recurring anniversary of this date should be commemorated with thanksgiving and prayer and exercises designed to perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations”
— US Congress concurrent resolution

​”A celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.”

​“to perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding.”

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