Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happy Veteran's Day: 11 Month/Day/Hour

Happy Veteran's Day!

The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month marks the signing of the Armistice, on 11th November 1918, to signal the end of World War One.
At 11 am on 11 November 1918 the guns of the Western Front fell silent after more than four years continuous warfare.
What is Remembrance Day?
Remembrance Day is on 11 November. It is a special day set aside to remember all those men and women who were killed during the two World Wars and other conflicts. At one time the day was known as Armistice Day and was renamed Remembrance Day after the Second World War.
Remembrance Sunday is held on the second Sunday in November, which is usually the Sunday nearest to 11 November. Special services are held at war memorials and churches all over Britain.
November 11 is the 315th day of the year (316th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 50 days remaining until the end of the year.World War I is commemorated on this day, commonly known as Remembrance Day. The ceasefire went into effect at 11:00am CET in 1918, the date of which (and sometimes the commemoration of) is known as Armistice Day.
You can read more of this here.
Have a good day..


Julie said...

What a lovely post. I wish the guns could stay silent forever.

Sugar said...

ty to ALL those who served, & those who cont to serve. we owe them our freedom.

Tawnya said...

Thank you for this post...It also happens to be my ex's birthday and my current b/f's birthday too... Thank you for reminding me of the most important reason for the day...