Today is Armistice Day, commemorating November 11, 1918. It first was just a celebration of the end of the largest war the world had ever seen, but as time passed and we saw that, no, wars could get much, much worse, the day was changed to Veteran’s Day, honoring those who fought in those wars.
I don’t believe Armistice Day celebrates Nov. 11th 1911; the war hadn’t even started at that point! I believe it was the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month – November 11th, yes! – but the year was 1918!
D’oh — you are correct, Pat; I can’t believe I went three years without catching this. Thanks much!
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