Saturday, November 11, 2006

Belgium remembers

As the Commonwealth Nations call it, today is Remembrance day. I have always like that. More well rounded than Armistice Day or the Hallmarkish Veterans Day.

On my travels on year through Europe I can through this oh, so, non-PC memorial put up by the Belgians in this small town near the Dutch-German border. It is dedicated to the American troops that liberated that town, twice, once during WWI and again WWII. I was there on an ordinary day, yet it was very well kept and cared for. Sometimes it is hard to get through the background noise in Brussels to realize that your standard issue Belgian remembers...and understands. Maybe not their government, and probably not every citizen - but enough.

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