Tuesday, November 11, 2008

11:00; 11/11



November 11. "...a 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 1954 President Eisenhower signed a bill to change the name of the holiday from Armistice Day to Veterans Day, to honor all America's veterans for their patriotism and willingness to serve.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armistice_Day

6 comments:

USelaine said...

A beautiful image, with the trees to frame.

Hope said...

A wonderful photo and tribute to our Veterans!

babooshka said...

Gorgeoues colour and very poignant

Ch√Ęteau-Gontierdailyphoto said...

A way to remember for next generations.

angela said...

Those colours are magnificent, a moving reminder of Remembrance Day..

lisasarsfield said...

Too good a photo to miss!