One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The anniversary of the armistice of November 11, 1918, observed since 1954 as Veterans Day in the US.
- ‘Renamed Veterans' Day, Armistice Day evolved in the 1940s and 1950s into a holiday that honored veterans of all wars.’
- ‘All branches of the Royal British Legion will be holding a two-minute silence on Tuesday, November 11, the anniversary of Armistice Day.’
- ‘Coincidentally, my father was born on 23 November 1917, not long after Armistice Day (later renamed Veterans' Day here in the USA).’
- ‘After Armistice Day, on 11 November 1918, the eight BWIR battalions in France and Italy were concentrated at Taranto in Italy to prepare for demobilisation.’
- ‘By Armistice Day, he was himself a legitimate war hero with several recommendations for medals of valor.’
- ‘This year Remembrance Sunday fell on the same day as Armistice Day - November 11, the date of the armistice at the end of World War I.’
- ‘On Armistice Day itself I will be joined by the Vicar of Bolton on the Town Hall steps just before 11 am to mark a two-minute silence.’
- ‘The Armistice Day rally was calling for a higher basic state pension and the end of means-testing of pensioners' incomes.’
- ‘Presidents laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns became an Armistice Day tradition.’
- ‘Today, November 11, is Armistice Day when an estimated 45 million people are due to obey a two-minute silence at 11 am, marking the moment the guns stopped and World War I ended in 1918.’
- ‘In an age when so much else has descended into degeneracy, the observance of both Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday remains as punctilious as ever.’
- ‘On the first anniversary of Armistice Day, the Ritz hotel in London became the centre of first-world-war peace celebrations.’
- ‘In 1931, M.P. Allan Neill introduced a bill to hold Armistice Day on a fixed day - November 11.’
- ‘On Armistice Day 1919, the idea of a silence was adopted from the South Africans who had observed it daily throughout the whole war.’
- ‘Let's not forget that from 1918 until 1954, the country recognized November 11 as Armistice Day.’
- ‘The Armistice Day silence was widely observed by young and old alike in one of the best supported tributes in modern times and dozens of students from St John's School, accompanied by headteacher Patrick Hazlewood, took part.’
- ‘With Armistice Day in mind, Andrew Hitchon travels to northern France to visit reminders of last century's two great wars.’
- ‘Genealogy researcher Cat Whiteaway is searching for any great nieces and nephews of Private William Dando, who died in the Great War less than a month before Armistice Day in November 1918, aged just 18.’
- ‘The Tomb of the Unknown Warrior will be commissioned officially on Armistice Day this year, November 11, the day World War 1 ended in 1918.’
- ‘The Royal British Legion report, released the day before Armistice Day, estimates that 10.5 million people make up Britain's ex-service community.’
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