Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Today in History

The Allied powers a signed a cease-fire agreement with Germany at Rethondes, France on 11 November 1918, bringing World War I to a close.

Between the wars, November 11 was commemorated as Armistice Day in the United States, Great Britain, and France. After World War II, the holiday was recognized as a day of tribute to veterans of both world wars. Beginning in 1954, the United States designated November 11 as Veterans Day to honor veterans of all U.S. wars.

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