Posts Tagged ‘WWI’

WWI Poem, 1948

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

Just a thought

And just to think -

A slap of ink, embroiled the world

in War! A fleet of ships through “U” boats slink -

A Kaiser is no more.

I tried to find a source for this little, not-quite-rhyming poem, that was near the end of my great-grandfather’s WWI memoir,  but I came up empty.  Turns out that, besides surviving mustard gas and coming back to North Dakota to make a family, he also had a little bit of poet in him.    I had a short day at work, so I used my free time on Veteran’s Day to transcribe his entire memoir, which is linked just above.

Armistice Day, 1910s.

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008


Today is Armistice Day, commemorating November 11, 1918. It first was just a celebration of the end of the largest war the world had ever seen, but as time passed and we saw that, no, wars could get much, much worse, the day was changed to Veteran’s Day, honoring those who fought in those wars.