The Armistice Day To Veteran’s Day-A Brief Look at History

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This Friday, November 11, 2017 will be our nation’s 99th holiday observance of Veteran’s Day.   The significance of the holiday came about during the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of which World War I ended in 1918.   It was a tragic senseless  destructive war up to that time in history  ending the hostilities between Germany and the Allied Nations.  Twenty million soldiers died in this war which went on for four long years and the complete end came with the Treaty of Versailles in June 1919.

The date  of November 11 became a national holiday of remembrance in many of the victorious Allied Nations, a day to commemorate the Combat Fallen.  President Wilson initially named the holiday Armistice Day on November 11, 1919 and when World War II begin in 1939 and ended in 1945, there was a push to rename the holiday. …

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