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End of World War I commemorated this Veterans Day


November 12, 2018

This year we honor veterans on Nov. 11 for the 100th time in our nation's history.

World War I, also known as "The Great War," officially ended on June 28, 1919 when the Treaty of Versailles was signed in France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. For that reason, Nov. 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of World War I.

One year later, President Wilson proclaimed Nov. 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: "To us in...

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