Posted in 1910s

The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month

To mark the 101st anniversary of the end of World War I, here are a sampling of newspaper headlines broadcasting the glorious news. Sadly, the last veteran passed away in 2012, and the last combat vet passed in 2011.

But as we so painfully know, freedom is never free. My Belarusian characters the Zyuganovs are taught by their father to always bring Martagon lilies to the graves of their five brothers who were killed during the Russian Civil War, since lilies represent peace. If everyone leaves peaceful flowers on the graves of war dead, there might never be another war, nor would any serviceperson be killed in the prime of life again.

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Writer of historical fiction sagas and series, with elements of women's fiction, romance, and Bildungsroman. Born in the wrong generation on several fronts.

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