Since Tom is on the road en route from somewhere to somewhere else, I'm posting a Veterans Day message for him. Never having served in the military as he did, I can do this best by collecting messages from around the world on this 90th anniversary of the armistice that ended WWI. (Thank you, Alexander Watson in the NYT for that bit of info.) And, I'm posting it on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, when the Armistice Treaty was signed. I got this fact from the TimesOnline, which goes on to point out that this may be the last anniversary for the British survivors of the Great War. The Australian commemorates the day with an account of a gathering at Verdun, the site of the first big battle of the war, and WebIndia gives a description of services there. Finally, there's Tom's "Hearty Salute to Veterans."
Before blogging became all the rage, Tom was posting book reviews and Observations (essentially early blog posts) to this site. You can find the archives below.
What we're talking about
on the front page.