Joe McQuaid's Publisher's Notebook: Happy day, veterans — you've earned it
Saying it as "Happy Veterans Day" doesn't seem quite right. It's a day set aside for our military veterans and I hope it is a happy day for each and every one of them. They certainly have earned it, and more. And if you see a veteran today, or any day, for that matter, thank him or her for his service to our country.
Veterans Day started out as Armistice Day, signaling the end of, at the time, the worst war in world history. You know, the one that stopped at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of the year 1918.
Reading the proofs for our newspaper's new book on New Hampshire history, I was fascinated by how Manchester and the state tried to cope with that killer flu. The book will be shipped later this month but people have already put in orders for more than half of the first printing. They won't be disappointed. For information, go to www.UnionLeader.com/150Years.
But I can't fault some of the younger news people here who make an occasional history misstep, which sharp-eyed readers always catch.
You would think that it would depict a ship at full sail, which is what a recent story mistakenly reported.
All of which shows some things do change in America and some stay the same. Now as then, veterans deserve this special day. So, happy day, veterans.
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