Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month

In 1918, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, major hostilities of World War I ended. This is referred to as Armistice Day.

In 1954, the celebration was modified to honor all veterans, and became known as Veterans Day.

Since we are many years away from the beginnings of this day honoring our soldiers, it can seem unreal. Here, to make it more real, are links and reminders of celebrations:

Live! From Tarleton!
Veterans Day
Wednesday, 2:30 pm
November 11, 2009
Hydrology Rm 115

Hear firsthand true tales of World War II from men who lived them.

This one from NPR:
WWII Vet: Happy To Leave 'Worst Place You Can Be'.

This from YouTube:
WWII: The Lost Color Archives

In a complete aside, if you want to be more aware of the passage of time, consider that Sesame Street turned 40 yesterday! Read
40 Years of Lessons on 'Sesame Street'.

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