Tuesday, November 10, 2009

In the 11th month, On the 11th day, At the 11th hour...

European hostilities officially paused at 11 am on the 11th of November 1918 after the German government accepted the terms of armistice given them by the allied forces. The following year the cease fire was made permanent with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, but it is the 11th of the 11th that has become the symbolic time of peace.

The 11th of November was originally called Armistice Day, but was changed to Remembrance Day after World War II as a gesture to commemorate all who have given their lives serving our great country.

They shall grow not old as we that are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.


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