Memorial Day will be celebrated on November 11 in most countries to commemorate the end of World War I hostilities on that day of 1918. The hostilities were officially ended. "at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month", in accordance with the ceasefire signed by representatives of Germany and the Entente between 5:12 and 5:20 this morning (" At 11 o'clock "refers to the lapse of the 11th hour or 11:00 o'clock) The First World War ended officially with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles on June 28, 1919 …
In Flanders the poppy is blowing
We are the dead few days ago
Take up our fight with the enemy:
In Flanders Fields
Major John McCrae, May 1915
Canadian military doctor and artillery commander
Thank you, Grandad and all other vets for the defense of the free world.