WOW ~ Word of the Week ~ Son of Mars

WOW ~ Word of the Week ~ Son of Mars

Veterans Day falls in the United States this week – on November 11. In other countries, similar observations are known as Remembrance Day or Armistice Day, but the commemoration is the same: a day of honor for all those who have served in the Armed Forces. The date itself marks the cessation of hostilities of World War I, which were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.

Unfortunately, it seems most generations across the annals of history had wars and conflicts. While Veterans Day the holiday is a relatively modern invention, the concept of honoring those who served in the brotherhood of military service is perhaps timeless.

Soldiers in St. James Park. Thomas Rowlandson, Wikimedia Commons

Soldiers in St. James Park. Thomas Rowlandson, Wikimedia Commons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Son of Mars (noun)

A soldier.

The Return of the Soldier, 1817, Thomas Rowlandson, Yale Centre for British Art

The Return of the Soldier, 1817, Thomas Rowlandson, Yale Centre for British Art

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Definitions and/or examples All definitions and/or examples taken from Cant: A Gentleman’s Guide.

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