100th Anniversary of Armistice Day

The Great War, thought to be the war to end all wars, ended on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918.

The Armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany at Rethondes, France and ended fighting on the Western Front, although combat continued in parts of the Ottoman Empire and Russia.

In 1954 Armistice Day was changed to Veterans Day in the United States to honor those who had served in all U.S. wars.