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To: nickcarraway
I can’t help wondering whether we’ve lost something by converting a holiday originally meant to celebrate the veterans of World War I

I disagree, Armistice day was to comemorate the treaty to "End All Wars".
After WWII and Korea it became evident that this was not the case, so it was renamed to honor veterans in 1954.
4 posted on 11/11/2009 4:27:22 PM PST by HEY4QDEMS
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To: HEY4QDEMS

The armistice was the “cease fire” on November 11, 1918. The treaties came later (mostly in 1919, some later).


11 posted on 11/11/2009 6:02:08 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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