Every year on the 11th day of November marks a monumental time for our country. On November 11th, the US nation takes dedicates the entire day to honoring and paying respects to our Veterans. Our Veterans have played a significant role in the freedom of our country and why we all get to enjoy everything this nation has to offer! StateWide Ford would like to take a moment and thank the brave men and women who have served. November 11th is a proud day for the United States of America, and on this day and every day, we salute you!
A brief history on Veterans Day…
World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” – officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles in France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.”
In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…”
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