On November 11, 1918, World War I ended with an armistice. The armistice came at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month … 11am, November 11th, 1918.
At that time it was “The Great War”, and the war to end all wars … no one would have believed at that time the atrocities that were waiting for our great nation and our world.
The armistice was a temporary agreement at that point until the final treaty was signed in 1919 at Versailles.
Today I honor all those who have served our country in our military. Those who returned home, those who made the greatest sacrifice, and those who remain missing to this day – but never lost in our hearts. I thank you for making this country great and for protecting the United States of America with great dignity, honor, and courage. God bless all who serve and who have ever served in our military, God bless their families, and God bless the United States of America.
Tomb of the Unknowns – Arlington National Cemetery
“Here rests in honored glory an American soldier known but to God”.
(original post date November 11, 2007)