Today is Veteran’s Day. It was originally Armistice Day celebrating the end of World War I — “The War to End All Wars.” It ended on 11-11 at 11 in the morning in 1918.
My mother was a child during WWI and a young adult during WWII — and thoroughly disillusioned by the time I was hearing her stories. She was a great story teller and had an amazing memory. When she talked about war, she mostly talked most about “The GREAT War.” By which she didn’t mean World War II. The Great War was World War I.
She survived the 1918-1921 Flu Epidemic which remarkably, we seem to have managed to surpass with COVID. Aren’t we special!
Nonetheless, the best quotes come from World War II. It was that miracle combination of FDR and Churchill, two of the most incredibly intelligent, literate leaders of the U.S. and U.K. We were blessed with brilliant leadership at a time when we desperately needed it. We were lucky
I think that’s what wrong with “now.” In World War II we had great leaders when we needed them. When we needed great leadership now, we got Trump.
You don’t get winners every time, but you never know. We might get lucky again.