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In remembrance

November 11, 2012
By MARY BURNS DEAS , The OBSERVER

There is something relaxing about reading the newspaper on a Sunday morning. Maybe it's the slowed-down pace of the day and being able to shuffle about in our robes before heading off to church or to visit family. Today, along with the leisurely walk through the, comics, weather, and sports sections we might also think of a very significant date in history, particularly if it's anywhere near mid-morning at 11 a.m. It was at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918 that World War I ended nearly 100 years ago. Originally known as Armistice Day, this became a holiday to honor veterans and celebrate the end of World War I, the war to end all wars. First celebrated in 1919, it continued through the years and was eventually renamed Veterans Day to honor veterans of World War II and all other veterans of the military who have honorably served.

 
 

 

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