Friday, November 11, 2011

Armistice Day


Dear Preppers and Survivalists,

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918 the great bloodletting that consumed Europe and the World ended. The four year "War to End All Wars" saw over 15 million people die (10 million soldiers and 5 million civilians) and 20 million wounded.

As preppers and survivalists, we need to remember that civilians bear the brunt of any war. We, as civilians, will bear the hardship of food rationing, poor medical care, and lack of protection from the enemy's weapons.

Link:
Department of Veteran's Affairs - History of Veteran's Day
http://www.va.gov/opa/vetsday/vetdayhistory.asp

Wikipedia - World War I Casualties
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I_casualties