Armistice Day- A Special Thank You.
November 11, 2014
Armistice Day also known as Veterans Day.
Below is a brief excerpt from Wikipedia on the definition of Armistice Day.
Armistice Day (which coincides with Remembrance Day and Veterans Day, public holidays) is commemorated every year on 11 November to mark the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany at Compiègne, France, for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front of World War I, which took effect at eleven o’clock in the morning—the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” of 1918. While this official date to mark the end of the war reflects the ceasefire on the Western Front, hostilities continued in other regions, especially across the former Russian Empire and in parts of the old Ottoman Empire.
I was talking to my Mother just the other day and she brought up how my Grandfathers Birthday would have been today, 11/11 and how he used to say it was on Armistice Day. It got me thinking I don’t actually know the origins of Armistice Day…We all know it as Veterans Day now.
In honor of my Grandfather Walter Taylor, a very special man in my life, I wanted to share the meaning of this special day.
So often we forget the meaning of these “holidays” and take them for granted (for some a paid holiday or day off) but to me I still believe in the importance of appreciating and acknowledging those that knowingly and unknowingly sacrificed so much of their life to protect the life of others. If you get the chance read up on Armistice Day…and remember.
Today… I simply want to say “Thank you”.