Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The Story of Veterans Day

  • November 11 is Veterans Day.

  • Thirty-five countries fought in World War I from 1914 to 1918.

  • When the countries stopped fighting the leaders signed an armistice. They signed the armistice on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. The armistice meant that the war was over.

  • President Wilson made November 11 a holiday to remember the end of the war. The holiday was called Armistice Day.

  • At eleven o'clock in the morning, everyone stopped doing whatever they were doing. People were completely silent for one minute. This minute was to remember all the soldiers who have died in wars.

  • The US was in three more wars: World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. The name of the holiday was changed to Veterans Day.

    • Thank you! From my family to yours, I appreciate you.

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