Veteran's Day is a national holiday, even though it is often full of parades and holidays, which creates unity.
World War II veteran Howard Zinn once wrote: "I do not want to make recognition of my work glorious for war."
Sometimes the cost of sacrifice and sacrifice can be reduced to any celebration. On the day of original review, on November 11, 1918, about 2700 Allies and German troops were killed in combat operations.
Discrepancy is also the result of growing tensions between serving and opponents. Only 0.4 percent of the American population is active at any time. The editor of the Economist recently commented, "The conflict between the American armed forces and its citizens has never been great. In 1990, 40 per cent of young Americans were veterans for their parents; In 2016, there were only 16 percent. "
Occasionally, there is no uncertainty in the veteran community, and sometimes among the veterans. The experience of veterans is not the same. Some saw the battlefield; most of them are missing. The story of each veteran's work is remarkable.
According to World War II veteran Frank Bruckhauser, "There was nothing in history. If there are two people, there is not one. «
Today there are approximately 20,17 million veterans, 7 percent of the US population. These are more than 20 million stories, about their loved ones. Sometimes poetry is the best way to get both a definition and a story.
Sections enhancements: A poet, Yuri Komunyaka, who has been a part of this section, received a bronze star from the Army veteran who served in Vietnam from 1969 to 1970. Now he is a professor at the University of New York. Through his poetry, for example, learning the poem "For" or other veterans, Komunyakah explains that there are two roles of poetry: to console and teach Aristotle and Goracz's concept of "Ars Poetika".
In a letter to the editor, Komuniaka met with veterans' poems and read the good books for our young men and women, soldiers and civilians, and Yehuda should sing like Amiccha's voice. "What Have I Learned From the War?" "Amicai was considered a great people of Israel. In his poem the soldier's experience is written:
"To go one step in the middle and be alone,
For the pupils, the birds, the cute woman's body,
And "mother" can not be said,
And I Do not Believe in Him "
She particularly underlines the need to get acquainted and learn about the stories about Komunik and Amicion. Some people do not know a lot about these stories, but they are not everyday. World War II veteran Debussy Meier describes her colleagues at her GI:
"He fell asleep in the clay, clothed himself up, and learned to kill. He knew loneliness, sorrow, and sorrow. From the very beginning he wanted to go home. … He knew that each person was alike and everyone was different, [but] if he is online, he did not make a big difference. "
The Mayers' soldiers sought a home. Veterans live at home, even though people are reading stories about being there, so they may not always understand what is going on here. The war veteran Brian Turner describes such thoughts in Ashkhaha, "Here, Pulse". She is at home, but she thinks:
"American Soldier Carts
Leave the streets at night at night,
If we do not go home, it will not be ".
His poetry helps not only to see the "ghosts" of the dead. Thus, survivors and at least physically returned home.
Remember, it is not enough to have a free meal or a parade on Veterans Day. Respect for employees means establishing contact with those who serve.
Eisenhower Veterans Day is a day of WWI (which is a day of fighting) for those who serve in all wars. The Congress was called the "moment of peace" in 2016, which calls for two minutes of silence "respect for veterans in the history of the nation and respect for the service."
For millions who have not come home, the celebration and silence for those who are there and for those who have a present and who are present are valued and appreciated. But are they enough to help break the gap?
The service is an integral part of veterans, but it is a transformation approach that is always easy to describe or celebrate. Listening to veterans' stories and trying to identify the complexity of the experience of veterans can read verses and offer another way to the service and sacrifice.
James Dubinskii – Associate Professor of Virginia Tech. This article was last modified on Creative Commons-Licensed.