Monday, January 13, 2014

The Celebration of War

The celebration of war, well maybe celebrate is the wrong word, perhaps remembrance of war would be better.  Besides currently observing the 150th anniversary of the American Civil war and the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 starting this summer we will observe the 100th anniversary of World War One (1914 to 1918). The war is generally considered as starting on June 28, 1914 when the Archduke Franz Ferdinand was killed in the Bosnian City of Sarajevo. Compared to the number of Europeans who died in WW1, American troops made out well, however on returning home they would bring the Spanish influenza which would kill many in the United States.

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