Did you know that today is the first time the Veterans Day holiday has fallen on the on the eleventh day of the eleventh month of the eleventh year?
Veterans Day is observed around the world and has many names – Armistice Day, Remembrance Day, and the Day of Peace. In 1918, Allies of World War One and Germany agreed to cease-fire by signing the official armistice at 5AM on November 11. Six hours later on the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month,” the treaty took effect ending the “War to End All Wars”.
– Written by: Jessica Snodgrass 11.11.11