Armistice Day Discussion Post: How Do We Deal With the Indian Army Veterans of the World Wars? How Do We Recognize Them While Also Acknowledging Colonialism? Thoughts?

Being a veteran is such a complicated thing. And being a veteran of a war fought on behalf of the colonial forces over your country adds a whole other layer of complication to it. How do we deal with that? “We” meaning those people who owe a debt to the folks who served?

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Happy Veteran’s Day/Armistice Day!

The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month!  Very easy to remember, very hard to ignore.  That’s when WWI officially ended.  Over one million Indian troops served overseas, and 74,187 died.  (2 million Americans served, and 116,300 died.  Although the majority of those deaths were from the influenza epidemic, not battle)

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