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Anniversary of the End of WWI

November 11, 2024, marks the 106th anniversary of the End of World War I, Armistice Day.

“World War I – known at the time as ‘The Great War’ – officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “‘the war to end all wars.’”

Source: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Learn more:
U.S. World War One Centennial Commission: Home Page
MilitaryTimes: Listen to the eerie moment the guns fell silent on Armistice Day, marking the end of WWI
The Army Historical Foundation: World War I
American Battle Monuments Commission: Home Page