(Undated) — Today, (Wednesday) is recognized as Veterans Day. It was at one time known as Armistice 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.” The end of World War I occurred on the 11th month, of the 11th day, at the 11th hour.
Thank you veterans for your service to our great nation.