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Veteran's Day - Armistice Day - The day the War to End All Wars ended.

Woodrow Wilson viewed World War I as the final war that would ever be fought. He felt humanity would finally evolve beyond war. So when they agreed on the armistice on November 11th, 1918 at 5 am they decided to put off signing until 11 am to make the final war end at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. They wanted a catchy way to always remember when all wars ended.

2,738 people died in the war on November 11th, 1918. Only one of those deaths occurred after 11 am.

I don't mean to give you a cynical edge to the day. This is just a bit of information that always makes me think on November 11th.

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