November 11, 2008

Armistice/Vetern's Day

     Today is Armistice Day in France/Veteren's Day in America.  It's a day to honor and remember the of the end of WW1 in 1918.   It commemorates the armistice signed between the Allies and Germany at Rethondes, France for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front, which took effect at eleven o'clock in the morning--- the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. Click here for more information about Armistice Day.

Note:  All photos taken off the web.

1 comment:

David said...

Why do you say symbolic?
The war actually ended then...
There were still gunshots and bombshells (maybe not that many) on that morning, and everything stopped that day.

FIY did you know that in the US too it was Armistice Day until after WWII when only then it became Veterans Day?