Sunday, November 11, 2012

Veteran’s Day

World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” - officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars. 

 Veteran's Day Parade

My deepest Thank You to all of you who have served or are serving our great country.

7 comments:

  1. I always learn something from your posts, Sandie.

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  2. We commemorate the day too. We call it Remembrance Day.

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  3. It is a day to remember and we certainly have a lot to remember. Most of our male ancestors were in the service but not so much once the draft went away.

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  4. Amen to that..a day of remembrance.

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  5. If only it could have been the war to end all wars. Thank you to all who have served in America and our allies as well.

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  6. Got caught up with your blog, you have had some times and more to come. Our thoughts and prayers are with you for Jim's surgery and recovery, getting skittlez better. Enjoy Arizona this winter, we are already missing it as it was 22 degrees overnight last night.

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