Armistice Day - November 11

1918 - The day the Allies and Germans signed the agreement to end World War I. An order was issued for all the firing to cease after 4 solid years of conflict. The day the great war to end all wars came to an end.

1921 - The UNKNOWN SOLDIER was buried in Arlington National Cemetery  at 11:00 A. M.  The inscription reads, “Here rests in honored glory an American Soldier known but to God.”  The site is on a hillside overlooking the Potomac River and Washington D. C.

Similar ceremonies occurred earlier in England and France. These memorial gestures took place on November 11 – giving universal recognition to the end of World War I.  The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.

It wasn’t until 1938 that Congress passed a bill that each November 11, “shall be dedicated to the cause of world peace and … hereafter celebrated and known as Armistice Day.”

May 24, 1954, by an act of Congress, the name was changed to Veteran’s Day.

2003 - Delivery of our family memorial to symbolize our love and our lives.  A day filled with peace for a peaceful little girl.  Even though it was a drizzly autumn day in Cleveland, the day was filled with all the symbolism of love, peace, and joy, Olivia has come to signify.

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