Nearly 800 Ballplayers …

Every now and then we need to check the rear-view mirror as we proceed into the future. The Baseball Bloggess does just that for us today.

The Baseball Bloggess

“[T]he war will be forgotten — and the generation that has grown up after us will be strange to us and push us aside. We will be superfluous even to ourselves, we will grow older, a few will adapt themselves, some others will merely submit, and most will be bewildered; — the years will pass by and in the end we shall fall into ruin.” ~ Erich Maria Remarque, All Quiet on the Western Front

I read the news today.

(Oh, boy.)

World War I Recruitment Poster. Public Domain, Library of Congress

And, it was not lost on me – or on anyone else, it seems – that Thursday marked the 100-year-anniversary of the United States’ entry into its first global war. World War I.

(These are the things we are meant to pause and think about once every hundred years or so.)

That war – “the war to end…

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  8 comments for “Nearly 800 Ballplayers …

  1. Mike Cornelius
    April 12, 2017 at 6:01 PM

    Thanks for reposting this Allan. What a great piece.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. alstacer
    April 10, 2017 at 4:24 AM

    “Imagine all the people living life in peace…” another Beetle sentiment inspired by remembering.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. April 9, 2017 at 11:48 AM

    We always need to remember the horrors of war, even a war that might be necessary. (Just FYI, I found it hard to read the excellent quote with that color.)

    janet

    Liked by 1 person

    • April 9, 2017 at 12:10 PM

      Thanks for checking in, Janet. The color of the quote is hard to read on my page with the dark background, but much easier on her page. I haven’t found a way to change the color on my re-post.
      Ω

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  4. April 9, 2017 at 8:51 AM

    Pass this along on Facebook yes I agree something we need to be reminded. We were just trying to remember the starting date of That War.

    Liked by 1 person

    • April 9, 2017 at 12:05 PM

      Thanks, Carol. The Bloggess did a wonderful job with this post.
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