Armistice (Veteran’s) Day

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P.F.C. Frank Walters 04/29/1924-12/03/1944 RailSplitter 84th Division 334th Infantry Regiment

How many of you know that Veteran’s Day was originally called Armistice Day?

The Armistice was signed to end World War I.

It was signed at the end of the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month.

November 11, 1918 marked the end of the fighting.

The official end of World War I came on June 28, 1919 with the Treaty of Versailles.

I was born the year the name was officially changed, 1954.

On June 1, 1954 the name was changed from Armistice Day to Veteran’s Day.

When I was younger, a lot of people still referred to Veteran’s Day as Armistice Day.

In 1968 Congress moved Veteran’s Day to the fourth Monday in October.

Then in 1978 Congress moved Veteran’s Day back to November 11th.

As a nation, we need to recall

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Author: Lisa the Infidel

I am an #Infidel - born and bred North Carolina.

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