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ARMISTICE DAY/REMEMBRANCE DAY

Added on: 11th Nov 2014

 

ARMISTICE DAY 

 

(WHICH COINCIDES WITH REMEMBRANCE DAY 

 

AND VETERANS DAY,)

 

IS COMMEMORATED EVERY YEAR ON

 

11 NOVEMBER TO MARK THE ARMISTICE 

 

SIGNED BETWEEN THE ALLIES OF WORLD WAR 1 AND

 

GERMANY AT COMPI√ąGNE, FRANCE,

 

FOR THE CESSATION OF HOSTILITIES ON THE 

 

WESTERN FRONT OF WORLD WAR I,

 

WHICH TOOK EFFECT AT

 

ELEVEN O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING ON

 

THE "ELEVENTH HOUR OF THE

 

ELEVENTH DAY OF THE ELEVENTH MONTH" OF 1918.

 

THE INITIAL OR VERY FIRST ARMISTICE DAY

 

WAS HELD AT BUCKINGHAM PALACE 

 

COMMENCING WITH KING GEORGE V HOSTING A

 

"BANQUET IN HONOUR OF THE PRESIDENT OF

 

THE FRENCH REPUBLIC" DURING THE EVENING HOURS

 

OF NOVEMBER 10 1919.

 

THE FIRST OFFICIAL ARMISTICE DAY WAS

 

SUBSEQUENTLY HELD ON THE GROUNDS OF

 

BUCKINGHAM PALACE ON THE MORNING OF

 

NOVEMBER 11TH 1919.

 

THIS WOULD SET THE TREND FOR A DAY OF

 

REMEMBRANCE FOR DECADES TO COME.

 

IN MANY PARTS OF THE WORLD,

 

PEOPLE OBSERVE A MOMENT OF SILENCE AT

 

11:00 A.M. LOCAL TIME AS A SIGN OF RESPECT.

 

THE FIRST MINUTE FOR THE ROUGHLY 20 MILLION

 

PEOPLE WHO DIED IN THE WAR, AND IN THE

 

SECOND MINUTE DEDICATED TO THE LIVING LEFT BEHIND,

 

GENERALLY UNDERSTOOD TO BE WIVES, CHILDREN

 

AND FAMILIES LEFT BEHIND BUT DEEPLY

 

AFFECTED BY THE CONFLICT.

 

treaty of versailles being signed

 


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