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11 November 2008 @ 11:00 am
End of the War...  
Today is Veteran's Day in the United States. While I think our veterans deserve a day of remembrance, so often it seems the reason November 11th is chosen is lost.

Ninety years ago today at 0500 local, on a rail car at Compiègne in the north of France, the Armistice ending World War I was signed by Field Marshal Ferdinand Foch for the Allies and Matthias Erzberger for the new German republic. At 1100 that morning, the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the Armistice took effect and hostilities were ended.

Thank you to our Veterans, both ours and those that have served alongside ours.