Monday, November 11, 2019

Veterans Day

“All London Silent at Armistice Hour: Traffic Stops, Men Uncover, and Women Bow Their Heads at 11 o’clock Signal.” The New York Times, November 12, 1919.

The Great War ended on November 11, 1918. Armistice Day was observed the next year. In the United Kingdom Armistice Day is now Remembrance Day. In the United States, Armistice Day is now Veterans Day.

comments: 3

Daughter Number Three said...

If you can get past the Star Tribune's paywall, you might enjoy this op-ed from our local Veterans for Peace president.

Michael Leddy said...

No paywall problem — and it taught me a lot. I cringed this morning when I read Trump’s “Happy Veterans Day,” and now there’s even more reason to cringe.

Slywy said...

To my parents, it was "Armistice Day (and "Decoration Day"). Nothing happy about either.