Veterans Day is Friday! Eat Ravioli!


The following was sent to us by a reader of Kirkland Views:

And a great big thank you to all of our VETERANS!!!  We are honored by your service.

I was doing some research on Veterans day yesterday and discovered that this holiday is often celebrated by having a ravioli meal.   Who knew?   Apparently, during the final days of World War I,    President Woodrow Wilson,  became concerned that the returning soldiers would be longing for home cooked meals.  He invited 2,000 soldiers to the White House and helped his staff chefs cook them ravioli.  Wilson was sensitive to the psychological toll of the lean War years: "Hunger," he remarked, "breeds madness.”

Let’s all honor that fine tradition and have Ravioli on Friday in honor of the hundreds of thousands of Veterans who have served our country.

In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place: and in the sky The larks still bravely singing fly Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the dead: Short days ago, We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved: and now we lie In Flanders fields!

Take up our quarrel with the foe To you, from failing hands, we throw The torch: be yours to hold it high If ye break faith with us who die, We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders fields

By John McCrae

Photo courtesy of Flickr user stoixeia