Armistice Day

1918, on the 11th hour              (Veterans Day)

of the 11th day                          (World War I)

of the 11th month                     (9 million dead)

an armistice signed to end       (21,000,000 wounded)

The War to End All Wars           (Lies)

 

soldiers

Men of U.S. 64th Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, celebrate the news of the Armistice, November 11, 1918 (Source U.S. National Archive, U.S. Army)


At the urging of major U.S. veteran organizations, Armistice Day was renamed Veterans Day in 1954. Veterans Day is distinct from Memorial Day, a U.S. public holiday in May. Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans, while Memorial Day honors those who have died while in military service. After the end of the Second World War, the Australian and British governments changed the name to Remembrance Day, since Armistice Day was no longer an appropriate title for a day that would commemorate all war dead.

Mercury in Transit

Mercury in transit

Inner planet Mercury transits the sun today.

Astrologers pay attention. A small black dot

crossing the sun’s face.  The last transit

was 2016 but the next is 2032.

Sun transiting my face this cold afternoon.

 

Soul Cakes

haunted girl

Image by Shrikesh Kumar from Pixabay

All Hallows’ Eve from Samhain. Darkness coming.

Harvest’s end. Animals slaughtered for the winter.

Spirits of the dead transgress death’s border.

Pray to the saints. Bake soul cakes.

Lanterns and bonfires to keep ghosts away. 


More about Halloween’s past incarnations and more about the etymology of the word Halloween.