This was Rush's Veterans Day address and he was giving a short version of the history of Armistice Day (Veterans Day)
Heard by me and pulled from his website:
"In 1921, an unknown World War I American soldier was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery. Across the Atlantic, England and France also laid unknown soldiers to rest. The three ceremonies occurred on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. A 1926 congressional resolution gave the date an official name, Armistice Day. Twelve years later it became an official holiday honoring veterans of the First World War. "
Armistice Day (Armistice means TRUCE) celebrates the signing of the truce or cease fire between the Allies and the Germans in Compiègne, France. The deal was signed and the guns went silent on the 11th hour of November 11th, 1918...
The most ironic piece to the story is that he said all this RIGHT after he praised Bush for saying that it was wrong to rewrite history! (Relating to the ideology that the left is telling lies about how we were duped into going to Iraq!)
Edited by 1888, 11 November 2005 - 07:09 PM.