The flags are still at half mast at the library even though Veterans' Day is over. Fuck Veterans' Day. Can't we go back to Armistice Day? That was beautiful; a mournful celebration of peace. What's this Veterans' Day? Are we celebrating Veterans then? The last really good ones are almost all dead. In conversation about this holiday with a small group at the front desk of the library I may have inappropriately used the phrase "Baby Killers". I sometimes forget; just because something is true doesn't necessarily make it appropriate in casual conversation.
Wait, so does fighting in a war make you a baby killer?
Yes. Yes, yes, yes, and yes!
Which is why you want to have a seriously good reason for doing so.
It's a high bar. Sometimes I can't even see it way up there in the clouds.
Happy (belated) Armistice Day.