Happy Veteran's Day to all who have served our great nation. Thank you for your courage and dedication. Thank you for our freedom.
Today, Veteran's Day, 11/11/13, I will be remembering my Uncle, Staff Sgt. Lawrence Lane, who died in battle in Italy, during World War II. I can't think of a more fitting memorial to all Veteran's, past, present and future, than the Elk Memorial on the Mohawk Trail in Florida, Massachusetts.
"The Elk on the Trail - in honor of the brothers of the Massachusetts Elks who died in the World War. Erected in June 1923."
The clock, inset at the top of the plaque, is set at 11:00... the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month - the exact time and date of the moment that the armistice came into effect that ended the fighting in the First World War.
— at Whitcomb Summit, on the Mohawk Trail, Massachusetts, USA.