The last surviving American veteran of the First World War has passed away. They fought in the War to End All Wars. They were fighting to Make the World Safe for Democracy. Two very noble and lofty goals to be sure.
The First World War was, in my opinion, the most terrible war ever fought. The war used modern technology and weapons of mass destruction and fought using them for years. Poison gas was used by both sides and killed and injured hundreds of thousands of soldiers. The war still saw the use of millions of horses to tow wagons and artillery. Imagine the effect of machine guns and poison gas on horses drawing wagons.
Too few American today can even remember who was on each side in the First World War. There is no national memorial for the veterans of the First World War. The terrible sacrifice made by these men should not be forgotten. Even though the world was back at war only 20 years after WWI those veterans sacrificed much to keep democracy safe. They deserve a memorial, that’s the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.