THE ELEVENTH HOUR OF THE ELEVENTH DAY OF THE ELEVENTH MONTH...

1918: The day when World War I, the Great War, finally came to a close upon the signing of the Armistice by the Germans. The following year President Wilson proclaimed our nation’s first Armistice Day – November 11th, 1919. Some 20 years later the 11th of November would become a legal holiday to be dedicated to the cause of world peace.