Many communities held their Veterans Day commemoration on Sunday, the actual holiday, but the official observation is Monday.
World War I ended a hundred years ago, at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For years, November 11 was known as Armistice Day...
The event is a reminder that Nov. 11 – now a day to honor veterans – was established as a day to promote world peace.
Communities across Minnesota will host programs and ceremonies Sunday to mark Veterans Day, as well as the centennial of the armistice that ended World War I.
Veterans Day is always a special day of remembrance but this year it has the added distinction of marking the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. Here are five things you should know about...
At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month 2018 we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the “end” of the First World War. Yet this is at best an approximation: at worst the deliberate obfuscation of an awful truth, which is that the war did not end all at once or even in that month. Rather, it sputtered on for months, and in some places years. Worse, even as an end was in sight, commanders continued to send thousands of young men to their deaths for motives quite disgraceful to modern sensibilities.To gain a few yards’ ground.
On the original Armistice Day in 1918, The Atlanta Constitution' s big headline declared: Germans sign armistice. World War comes to end. See the front page from Nov. 11, 1918