November 11, 1918 – Armistice Day

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. …

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Losing Memorial Day

More than any other year, I feel that the purpose of Memorial Day is being hijacked by the need to party and the media’s need to rewrite history and tradition. The year 1868 was the first time that Decoration Day was widely observed in the United States … a day set aside to decorate the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers who died during the Civil War. …

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November 11, 1918 – Never Forget

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. …

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Veterans Day – The Five W's

An Editorial by VFW Commander, Glen Gardner Remembering America’s warriors is often an afterthought for many Americans. It’s about time Nov. 11 is paid its proper respect. Veterans Day, once a widely celebrated holiday, is increasingly forgotten by many Americans. One need only look at the poor turnouts at ceremonies on Nov. 11. With the percentage of citizens who have worn a uniform rapidly declining, appreciation for …

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November 11, 1918 … Never Forget

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. …

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