November 11, 2009

Happy Veterans Day.

Thanks, Canterbury Tales blog. I didn't know this.

Veterans Day is celebrated on November 11 because it is the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I in 1918. An interesting bit of trivia is that the Germans signed the Armistice on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of that year.

November 11 is remembered in the United Kingdom as "Remembrance Day" and as "Armistice Day" in France. In some locales a moment of silence is kept at the eleventh hour.

Why is Veterans Day on November 11? - Canterbury Tales by Taylor Marshall

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