10 Serious Facts You Don’t Know About Armistice Day

Armistice Day is celebrated on November 11th to commemorate the day that World War I allies signed an agreement with Germany to end the fighting. The agreement was signed by German, French, and British representatives, at 5:00am on the morning of November 11th, 1918.

The Armistice itself began 6 hours later at 11:00am. The word armistice refers to an agreement to end the hostilities of a war, but it is now generally used to reference the end of World War I in particular. Some countries around the world have officially declared November 11th Armistice Day, while others call November 11th Remembrance Day or Veterans Day. Although the day is known by different names around the world, November 11th holidays all originated as a remembrance to the end of World War I hostilities.

10. The United States used to commemorate Armistice Day on November 11. However, in 1954 they changed the name to Veterans Day.

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