Armistice Day

Armistice Day

This is Veterans Day in the United States. It was originally named Armistice Day and commemorated the time the guns stopped in The Great War, at the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918. After that failed to be The War to End All Wars, the observance was officially renamed Veterans Day in 1954.


“History of Veterans Day,” U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

“A day by many names, celebrated all the same,” Jason Duhr, Stars and Stripes

“Veterans Day is a prayer for peace,” Joe Sacco and Adam Hochschild, Tom Dispatch via Salon


“Welcoming returning soldiers home — and in off the streets,” Mary Cunningham and Jennifer Biess, Metro Trends


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