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A Veteran’s Expression of Patriotism and Love for His Country 96 Years Ago

World War I, described as the “war to end all wars,” ended with the signing of the Armistice. The Armistice took effect on the 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month in 1918. Following World War II we now remember veterans from all wars on Veterans Day, November 11th. On November 11th, 1918 my grandfather Louis was 23 years old, an army corporal and was in France fighting the Germans….Being an artist he celebrated by carving both sides of the lid of his mess kit [….]