I think I said all the important things last year at this time.
Even so, let's remember where this all started: Armistice Day, 1918. I'm obliged to the Daily Mail for publishing a series of photographs of the World War I battlefields as they are today. Here are a few examples. (Click the images for a larger view.)
There are many more images at the link.
In the USA today, we honor all who have served. In much of the rest of the world, the original meaning of Armistice Day is honored, along with all those military servicemen and -women who died in war. May they be forgiven their sins, and rest in peace.