Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Veteran's Day 2015

World War I, also known as "The Great War", officially ended with the Treaty of Versailles which was signed on June 28, 1919. However, fighting actually ceased on November 11, 1918. President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day.

Because WWI was so devastating, the recurring anniversary of November 11 was established by the Senate and the President of the United States to be a day marked by thanksgiving, prayers, and activities designed to perpetuate peace, good will, and mutual respect between nations.

Help us celebrate Veteran's Day by listening to the stories told by our Veterans. These interviews were originally recorded by the Montgomery County Historical Society.

We also have the Veteran's database available on our website to help you with your

Additionally, we have copies of some WWI letters that can be viewed by clicking on this link:  

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