Armistice Day 2016

What is Armistice Day?

Armistice Day is a memorial day that observes the armistice subscribed between the Allies of World War I and Germany, in France for the halt of combat on the Western Front, which happened at eleven o'clock in the morning the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” in the year 1918. This is the official date to remember the end of war in France.

While this war halted in the Western Front, armed combat continued in other regions, particularly across the former Russian Empire and in few parts of Old Ottoman Empire. 11th November was declared as a national holiday on account of Armistice Day in many related nations to remember those members of the armed forces who were shot down during the war.

What is the History of Armistice Day?

The World War I officially ended on June 28, 1919 with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles. Armistice Day is officially celebrated on 11th November every year in the United States since 1926. On the 1st of June, Armistice Day was changed to Veterans Day to accolade all U.S veterans.

The Armistice Day was originally set as a U.S recognized holiday to award the end of World War I that officially happened on November 11, 1918. A legislation that was passed in the 1938, November 11, recognized the Armistice Day as a dedication to the cause of world peace and to be hereafter celebrated and known as Armistice Day”. Since then, this day is a legal off that honored the veterans of World War I.

The Armistice Day is synonymously known as “Veterans Day” or “Remembrance Day” or “Poppy Day”. This day is a designation for Commonwealth countries such as the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada and its people.

How is Armistice Day Celebrated in the United States?

The Armistice Day falls on the 11th of November each year. This day is a national holiday by the federal government. The Armistice Day is a thanksgiving day by all Americans to every person who sacrificed themselves for the peace of their country.

Armistice Day is celebrated by Ceremonies and Speeches at 11:00 in the morning with most Americans observing a moment of silence to remember those who fought for peace. The Veterans accumulate at the Vietnam Memorial in Washington D.C and place gifts at the names of their friends and relatives who were killed in the war.

Armistice Day Quotes

When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep?
George Canning

We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.
Cynthia Ozick

When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them.
Chinese Proverb

How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
Maya Angelou

The more we sweat in peace the less we bleed in war.
Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit

Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul.
Michel de Montaigne

In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.
José Narosky

I think there is one higher office than president and I would call that patriot.
Gary Hart

Armistice Day 2016