I know I’m a few Days late for Veteran’s Day, but I found this very interesting and want to share it with my friends. Thanks
Most of us know that today is Veterans Day. And some of us (but not me) have a valued day off from work. But how many of us have ever given thought to the history of this day or, more importantly, what it means?
The history goes back to World War I, which officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919. However, fighting had actually ceased seven months earlier when the Allies and Germany agreed to a temporary cessation of hostilities, at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month; in other words, 11:00 am on November 11. One year later, President Wilson declared the first Armistice Day. It became a legal holiday in 1938, honoring those who had fought in World War I. In 1954, after many Americans had lost their lives in World War II and the Korean War, the…
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