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. (this is an updated and reposted post from last year)
Yay! For the first time, actually follow-up news stories! I am getting better about this, checking the news at least once a week so I’m not totally out of the loop.
Almost missed this one! Which isn’t that big of a deal, JP Dutta is important but not THAT important. Only, I really really love LOC Kargil (check out my two part post of favorite quotes!), and I am pretty fond of Refugee too. So I might as well scrape up a half dozen or so reasons to celebrate and love him on his birthday.