Monday, November 11, 2013

November 11th

Armistice / Veterans  Day 

The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 was designated as the "official" cessation of hostilities (or Armistice ) on the western front of the War to end all Wars - World War One.

The date was declared a national holiday in many allied nations, to commemorate those members of the armed forces who were killed during war. Most countries changed the name of the holiday after World War II, to honor veterans of that and subsequent conflicts, while the United States chose All Veterans Day (later shortened to 'Veterans Day') to explicitly honor military veterans.

I want to thank all of the veterans that have served our country including my Father and Mother both U.S. Army veterans of World War II.

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