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Armistice Day: November 11, 1918

Monday, November 11, 1918, is a date that forever changed the world. It’s Armistice Day —  the date World War I ended. Four years of slaughter were over.  In addition, countless lives also were saved. The Allies had been planning an invasion of Germany for 1919, and military officials believed  the war also would extend […]

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In Flanders Fields

“In Flanders Fields,” written by a doctor during the Second Battle of Ypres, is perhaps the best known poem to come out of World War I. Canadian military physician Major John McCrae was serving as brigade doctor when his friend, Lieutenant Alexis Helmer, was killed. The chaplain was engaged elsewhere, so McCrae was asked to […]

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WWI: Forgotten in the U.S. But Not Around the World

World War I is the most important event of the 20th century, setting into motion a second world war, the Cold War, and countless political and social revolutions. Most Americans know nothing about it including the fact that Veterans Day, November 11, was Armistice Day. To add insult to injury, there is no national World […]

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