On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month

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In honor of today, a series of posts on Veteran’s day.

11 years ago I spent 11/11 in Northern Ireland and was surprised to see the poppies I recognized from home on everyone’s lapels.  Many of the other countries who celebrate today call it Armistice Day or Remembrance day  in honor of the armistice that was signed on November 11th 1918.

Here is a lovely slide show from the bbc on today’s events around the globe.

Here you can see  the History of Veteran’s  day in the US – President Wilson declared Nov 11th Armistice Protuberance day in 1919, and President Eisenhower proclaimed it Veteran’s day in 1954 in order to honor all American Veterans.



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