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  Veterans Day - MSN Encarta
The holiday was originally called Armistice Day, and it commemorated the end of World War I on November 11, 1918.
In 1954 the name of the holiday was changed from Armistice Day to Veterans Day to honor those who had served in World War II (1939-1945) and the Korean War (1950-1953).
Veterans Day is marked by parades and speeches and by formal ceremonies at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761567436/Veterans_Day.html   (372 words)

 First World War.com - Feature Articles - The Armistice
In the context of the First World War 'the armistice' is generally referred to in context of the agreement between the Germans and the Allies to end the war on November 11, 1918.
The armistice was formally signed in Foch's railway carriage on 11 November (in 1940 Hitler exacted revenge by forcing the French to sign an armistice - on German terms - in the same railway carriage).
The French nevertheless viewed the terms of the armistice - and the Versailles peace treaty that followed in 1919 - as overly lenient, indicating the widely contrasting views of both the armistice and the subsequent treaty.
www.firstworldwar.com /features/armistice.htm   (830 words)

 Armistice Day Summary
Memorial Day, originally established after the Civil War to honor the war dead and to heal the sectional divisions remaining from that conflict, was, and remained, the traditional day on which the dead of all conflicts were honored through reverent ceremonies and the decoration of their graves with flags and flowers.
Armistice Day, on the other hand, was designated as a national day commemorating America's participation in World War I and those who served: not only the dead, but the living.
Armistice Day observances in the United States were similar to those in France and Great Britain with processions, wreath-laying ceremonies, and a moment of silence to pay homage to those who died in the war.
www.bookrags.com /Armistice_Day   (919 words)

 RSA - Remembrance - History of Armistice Day in New Zealand
On the second anniversary of the Armistice, 11 November 1920, the commemoration was given added significance with the return of the remains of an unknown soldier from the battlefields of the Western Front.
Armistice Day was no longer viewed as an appropriate title for a day which would commemorate the war dead of both World Wars.
On Armistice Day 2004 the Unknown Warrior was interred at the National War Memorial.
www.rsa.org.nz /remem/armist_hist.html   (919 words)

 Armistice Day - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Armistice Day is the anniversary of the official end of World War I, November 11, 1918.
Armistice Day is an official holiday in France.
It is also an official holiday in Belgium, known also as the day of peace in the Flanders Fields.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Armistice_Day   (193 words)

 Celebrate! Holidays In The U.S.A. - Veterans' Day (Second Monday in November)
Veterans Day is always observed on November 11, regardless of the day of the week on which it falls.
November 11, 1919 was set aside as Armistice Day in the United States, to remember the sacrifices that men and women made during World War I in order to ensure a lasting peace.
Armistice Day officially received its name in the United States in 1926 through a Congressional resolution.
www.usemb.se /Holidays/celebrate/Veterans.html   (594 words)

 Veteran's Day
Armistice Day was first commemorated in the United States by President Woodrow Wilson in 1919, and many states made it a legal holiday.
On November 11, 1953, the citizens of Emporia, Kansas staged a Veterans Day observance in lieu of an Armistice Day remembrance.
The day has since evolved as a time for honoring living veterans who have served in the military during wartime or peacetime, partially to complement Memorial Day, which primarily honors the dead.
www.bigdates.com /holidays/veteransday.asp   (494 words)

 Armistice Day 1918
Each day the news appeared a little more confusing, but down in their hearts men knew that something big was about to happen.
The day before on Nov. 10, the German Kaiser abdicated and fled to Holland where he lived and was to die in exile.
Watertown came out in full force to celebrate Armistice day yesterday, if one is to judge by the splendid showing which the citizens made in the mammoth parade which filed through Main street in honor of the fallen heroes who died in the World war.
www.watertownhistory.org /Articles/ArmisticeDay1918.htm   (1117 words)

 Remembrance Day
Originally called Armistice Day, this day commemorated the end of the hostilities for the Great War, the signing of the armistice, which occurred on 11 November 1918 - the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.
Armistice Day was observed by the Allies as a way of remembering those who died, especially soldiers with 'no known grave'.
On the first anniversary of the armistice, in 1919, two minutes' silence was instituted as part of the main commemorative ceremony.
www.acn.net.au /articles/remembrance/index.htm   (1754 words)

Its Remembrance Day on the eleventh and although I already wrote articles on war in Canada I will specifically write about important Canadian battles that have been recognised as truly a part of our history.
On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918, the warring nations of Europe agreed to lay down their arms.
The date for the armistice was chosen as it represented Old November Day, the "Day of the Dead" or "All Saints / All Hallows / All Souls" Day on the "old calendar," when loved ones who were gone were remembered and graveyards were tended.
www.suite101.com /reference/armistice   (514 words)

 Armistice Day - Auckland Museum New Zealand   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Armistice Day marks the anniversary of the ceasefire that ended the First World War and commemorates the sacrifice of those who died serving New Zealand in this and all wars and armed conflict.
Armistice Day has become a universal time of commemoration when we remember all men and women who have died in the service of their country.
Armistice is recognised in those Commonwealth countries around the world which fought in the war, but it is often noted more for its lack of rememberance and an awkward minute's silence.
www.aucklandmuseum.com /?t=764   (577 words)

 Veterans' Day
November 11, is the anniversary of the Armistice which was signed in the Forest of Compiegne by the Allies and the Germans in 1918, ending World War I, after four years of conflict.
Armistice Day was observed all over the United States by veteran's parades, public services both religious and secular, with two minutes of silence to honor the dead.
For this important Armistice Day in 1921, President Harding requested that flags be flown from sunrise to sunset at half mast, and that all Americans pay silent tribute as the casket was lowered into the tomb at 11 A.M. on November 11, 1921.
www.patriotism.org /veterans_day   (784 words)

 Remembrance Day - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Canada Remembrance Day is always observed on 11 November and the day is a holiday for federal government employees.
In Germany, Armistice or Remembrance Day is unknown.
In addition to the ceremony held in the City of Hamilton on Remembrance Day itself, marching to the Cenotaph (a smaller replica of the one in London), where wreathes are lain and orations made, a smaller military parade is also held in St.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Remembrance_Day   (1368 words)

 Forgetting Armistice Day by Anthony Gregory
In recognition of the horrible war and the glorious peace, November 11 would be known internationally as Armistice Day, a day for remembering the veterans and war dead from around the world, a day to reflect on the moment that the killing ended and the two sides called a truce.
Ever since the name was changed to Veterans’ Day, however, America’s servicemen and women have not gotten more respect: they have only been sent to far off and increasingly numerous places, to fight battles not in defense of America, but to extend the US empire.
In the years since the renaming of Armistice Day, we have lost even the pretense that the United States engages in wars to stave off worse ones in the future.
www.lewrockwell.com /gregory/gregory44.html   (1300 words)

 History of Veterans' Day   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Veterans' Day was originally called Armistice Day to commemorate the end of World War I, when Germany surrendered at 11 o'clock on November 11, 1918.
The day was chosen in an effort to remember the sacrifices that so many men and women had made during World War I. To celebrate, those who had survived the war marched in hometown parades, officers and politicians made speeches of gratitude to the soldiers, and bands played patriotic music.
Such customs continued each year on Armistice Day as people remembered their friends and relatives who had fought and died for peace.
www.birthdayexpress.com /bexpress/planning/VeteransDay.asp   (980 words)

 Remembrance Day 2
The exact Thanksgiving Day date varied at that time at the government's discretion, and Pedlow proposed the second Monday in November each year, "as a perpetual memorial of the victorious conclusion of the recent war".
Section 2 of The Armistice Day Act, 1921 provided that every year, the Monday in the week during which November 11th occurred, "being the day in 1918 in which the Great War was triumphantly concluded by an armistice," should be kept as a legal holiday under the name of Armistice Day.
He noted that in practice, Armistice Day was celebrated on November 11th especially by veterans' groups, whatever the strict terms of the 1921 Act.
www.inglewoodcarecentre.com /history/remembranceday2.htm   (968 words)

 WarMuseum.ca - Remembrance Day - Armistice Day
As early as April 1919, Isaac Pedlow, Member of Parliament (MP) for South Renfrew, introduced a motion in the House of Commons to institute an annual "Armistice Day," to be held on the second Monday of November.
The term "armistice" denotes the cessation of hostilities in a conflict, and it was used universally for the final silencing of the guns that ended the First World War at 11 a.m.
A special appeal sent out by King George V to the Empire on November 6, urging that the year-old Armistice be marked by the suspension of all ordinary activities and the observance of two minutes of silence at precisely 11 a.m.
www.civilization.ca /cwm/remember/armisticeday_e.html   (276 words)

 Emotions Greeting Cards ~ Veteran's Day Tribute
Armistice Day officially received its name in America in 1926 through a Congressional resolution.
On Memorial Day 1958, two more unidentified American war dead were brought from overseas and interred in the plaza beside the unknown soldier of World War I. One was killed in World War II, the other in the Korean War.
Veterans Day ceremonies at Arlington and elsewhere are coordinated by the President’s Veterans Day National Committee.
www.emotionscards.com /trivia/fourthofjuly/veteransday.html   (1910 words)

 Veterans Day - CNN.com
Initially, Armistice Day was to be a day to honor veterans of World War I. But following the tremendous calls to arms and human sacrifice during World War II and the Korean conflict, veterans groups urged Congress to consider a day to celebrate U.S. veterans of all wars.
Veterans Day in the United States is a day to honor all Americans who have served in the U.S. military, both during wartime and in peacetime.
Memorial Day is a day for remembering and honoring Americans who have died serving the nation, especially those who died in battle or from wounds received during armed conflicts.
www.cnn.com /2005/EDUCATION/11/10/extra.veterans.day/index.html   (462 words)

 SikhSpectrum.com Monthly. The Armistice Day
he Armistice day (laying of arms on 11 November 1918) came after the loss of millions of lives since the war began in early August 1914, between the Allied forces on one side and the German forces on the other.
On the Armistice Day, there is a military parade in Brussels, and wreaths are laid on the grave of the Unknown Soldier.
This is the reason why Armistice day is important to the Sikh Nation and Sikhs have been participating in the annual peace celebrations since November 11, 1998.
www.sikhspectrum.com /112003/armistice.htm   (1521 words)

 Newsvine - Armistice Day: From the Heart of Pain
Armistice Day at the Arc du Triomphe, November 11, 2005.
It's sad that in a time where we have soldiers fighting a war overseas and dying almost every day, that we would be so oblivious to a day of remembrance and celebration of the sacrifice they make for their country.
Armistice Day in Europe is a memorial to the eight million people who died during WWI as well as those who died during WWII (62 million).
missdev.newsvine.com /_news/2006/11/12/438071-armistice-day-from-the-heart-of-pain   (1015 words)

 Veteran's Day 1982
As every school boy and girl learned in his or her history course, armistice day marked the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 when the guns of World War I ceased firing.
It also has become a day of assessing the contributions of the living as well as recalling the deeds of the dead.
It was a day of remembering—and of rightly remembering—deeds that cast glory on our arms and on the spirit of the American soldier.
www.army.mil /cmh-pg/faq/vetsday/vet82.htm   (1208 words)

 Good Old Days Online - Stories   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
It ended with a cease-fire agreement, called an armistice, in the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918.
Directly after school each day, I sat myself down at the piano, still wearing my coat, hat and mittens, to count the lines and spaces until the natural daylight faded from the only window in the long, wide hallway.
On the day of the contest, we girls gathered in the school gym/auditorium in the basement, where there was a stage, folding chairs and an out-of-tune piano.
www.goodolddaysonline.com /pages/stories/armistice_day.html   (1360 words)

 Sauk Centre This Season, Armistice Day   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Armistice Day was the day that marked the end of the Great War.
On another November 11th, in 1921, a soldier from the USA whose body couldn't be identified was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
In 1954 President Eisenhower signed a bill that set November 11th as "Veteran's Day." In, like, 1968, Congress decided that Veteran's Day would be a floating holiday, like, you know, Labor Day, but on the fourth Monday in October.
www.brendans-island.com /armst01.htm   (344 words)

 Armistice Day November 11
In the context of the First World War 'the armistice' is generally referred to in context of the agreement between the Germans and the Allies to end the war on
With German military morale in evident decline on the Western Front and revolution brewing at home - Kaiser Wilhelm II was himself obliged to abdicate on 9 November 1918 - the German government determined to negotiate an armistice with the Allies on 6 November, having issued preliminary diplomatic feelers two days earlier.
The scene is a drizzly autumn day in recent times, the eleventh of November.
www.geocities.com /worldkigo/armisticeday.html   (702 words)

 BBC NEWS | UK | Britain pays tribute to war dead
The servicemen and women who died fighting for Britain are being honoured at Armistice Day ceremonies across the country and the Commonwealth.
Armistice Day has been a tradition in Britain since King George V issued a proclamation in 1919 that "all locomotion should cease, so that, in perfect stillness, the thoughts of everyone may be concentrated on reverent remembrance of the glorious dead".
At Oxfordshire County Hall, a short Armistice Day service was held before the opening of an inquest into the deaths of three Black Watch soldiers killed in a suicide bomb attack in Iraq on Thursday last week.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/uk/4001577.stm   (541 words)

 History of Veterans Day - Public and Intergovernmental Affairs
Veterans Day continues to be observed on November 11, regardless of what day of the week on which it falls.
The restoration of the observance of Veterans Day to November 11 not only preserves the historical significance of the date, but helps focus attention on the important purpose of Veterans Day: A celebration to honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.
On that day let us solemnly remember the sacrifices of all those who fought so valiantly, on the seas, in the air, and on foreign shores, to preserve our heritage of freedom, and let us reconsecrate ourselves to the task of promoting an enduring peace so that their efforts shall not have been in vain.
www1.va.gov /opa/vetsday/vetdayhistory.asp   (1535 words)

 Veterans Day
Armistice Day, as November 11 became known, officially became a holiday in the United States in 1926, and a national holiday 12 years later.
On Memorial Day (which honors U.S. service people who died in action) in 1958, two more unidentified American war dead, one from World War II and the other from the Korean War, were buried next the unknown soldier of World War I.
A law was passed in 1973 providing interment of an unknown American from the Vietnam War, but because of the improved technology to identify the dead, it was not until 1984 that an unidentified soldier was buried in the tomb.
www.infoplease.com /spot/veteransday1.html   (424 words)

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