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November 11, 2008

With Solemn Pride

Filed under: Commentary — Tags: , , , — Wayne A. Schneider @ 1:00 AM

On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918, armistice began. World War I, The “Great War”, the war between the Entente Powers (the Allies) and the Central Powers (led by Germany) had finally come to an end. The next year, President Woodrow Wilson declared November 11, 1919, to be Armistice Day. His proclamation began, “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…”. (more…)

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