Remembering Armistice Day (Veteran's Day)

VETERANS (ARMISTICE) DAY - A DAY FOR WORLD PEACE, THANKSGIVING AND PRAYER In November 1919, President Woodrow Wilson declared November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day. Observation of this important day included parades, public gatherings and a brief silent pause in all activities, at 11 a.m. In 1921, the burial of an unidentified American soldier from World War I in the plaza of the (new) Memorial Amphitheater prompted the U.S. Congress to announce that the day should be held in honor of all those who participated in the war. Read more here: In 1926, Congress passed a resolution that November 11 would be com

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