Photo courtesy of the US Dept of Veterans Affairs.
Did you ever wonder about the origins of Veterans Day? This interesting article sheds light on the origin and history of Veterans Day. World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” – officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.” Click on the link below to read the full story, as shared by the US Department of Veterans Affairs.