|The Nov. 11 Memorial Ceremony at Menin Gate |
draws thousands of visitors every year.
This isn’t exactly shocking. Like other countries, the United States educates its youth about the historical events that shaped its people. While we lost thousands of young people in WWI, it was nothing compared the American deaths in WWII. The United States entered WWI three years after the fighting had begun, and less than a year before it would end. Therefore, most Americans felt the destruction for a shorter period of time than the other Allied powers.
|Procession at Menin Gate Memorial Ceremony|