I’m wearing label-free socks right now. That’s pretty mundane news, I realize. But the point is that, thanks to my father (lower right hand corner in the above photo) and many others like him…
my socks don’t have swastikas on them.
On the 11th day of the 11th month, the horror known as World War I ended. The date was appropriately named Armistice (“the laying down of arms”) and is still called Armistice Day in the UK, in France and New Zealand, and in many other countries. Some call it Remembrance Day. In the United States we call it Veterans Day.
Whatever you call it, thank a veteran when you meet them, and take a moment to pray for them–perhaps at the traditional 11th hour. It was their courage, after all, that helped make it possible for us to choose label-free socks, cars, homes…and lives.