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REMEMBRANCE DAY - Interesting facts


Friday, November 09, 2012

Although the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month
is the time remembered as the official ending of the First
World War, the Armistice itself was actually signed six
hours earlier, at 5 am. The agreement was that fighting
would cease six hours later.

At the time of the signing of the Armistice, the Allied
Forces were winning the war against Germany. By
bringing the war to an end, some felt that the Allied
Forces were robbed of a victory. As the Armistice
was an agreement between both sides to stop the
fighting, it meant that Germany had not had to
surrender and technically had not been defeated,
although the terms of the Armistice left them pretty
powerless.

If Germany broke any of the terms of the Armistice,
fighting would begin again with 48 hours notice.

Germany was ordered to provide information about
the location of mines or traps they had placed and
reveal what other things they had deliberately
destroyed or caused damage to. Whereas Germany
viewed the terms of the Armistice as too harsh, the
French saw it, and the treaty of Versailles was signed
the following year, as too lenient. The Armistice originally
lasted 30 days, but was renewed on a monthly basis up
to the point of the more permanent Treaty of Versailles
in 1919.

Armistice Day, Remembrance Day or Veterans Day is
commemorated in many countries involved in the first
World War on November 11th every year or the Sunday
nearest to it.

So let's all wear a red poppy in remembrance emoticon
- lest we forget.
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DOGMOMMA2THREE 11/12/2012 8:02AM

    Thank you for such an informative blog. I truly didn't know the real meaning behind November 11th.

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ROX525 11/11/2012 8:30AM

    Let us not forget! Thank you for the history.

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PRAIRIECROCUS 11/11/2012 1:54AM

    Thank-you, to all the Veterans, who served us all, so well.
Thank-you, to all the soldiers, who continue to serve.
We owe you all, so much !
We must never forget .

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GOPINTOS 11/10/2012 1:32PM

    Thanks for sharing!

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ARTJAC 11/9/2012 11:25PM

    emoticon

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ALEXSGIRL1 11/9/2012 8:56PM

    thanks for sharing I learned again i won't forget

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WENDYJM4 11/9/2012 6:15PM

    thanks for that, learnt a few things.
LEST WE FORGET

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MORTICIAADDAMS 11/9/2012 12:38PM

    Thanks for the info. It was very interesting and I learned a few things today.

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SHEILA1505 11/9/2012 11:11AM

    Lest we forget!


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SEAWILLOW 11/9/2012 11:01AM

    Hope are handing them out at local stores...

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JOANNANOW 11/9/2012 10:36AM

    Thanks ... I didn't know that. Every year a read a letter that my father sent from Europe he served in the Canadian army. emoticon

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ECONLADY 11/9/2012 10:20AM

    Very interesting!

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LIVINGLOVINLIFE 11/9/2012 9:16AM

    I AGREE WITH YOU THAT EVERYONE SHOULD TAKE TIME TO REMEMBER OUR VETERANS!!! THOSE ALIVE AND THOSE THAT ANSWERED THE LAST CALL. ATTEND A VETERANS DAY PROGRAM, WEAR A BUDDY POPPY, GO TO A NURSING HOME AND VISIT WITH AN OLDER VET,LET THEM KNOW THAT THEY ARE NOT FORGOTTEN. emoticon THANK YOU TO OUR VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES THAT ARE PART OF OUR SPARK PEOPLE FAMILY. YOU HAVE GAVE SO THAT WE REMAIN FREE.

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NUTZ4HARRY 11/9/2012 8:37AM

    Very interesting thanks for sharing.

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KELPIE57 11/9/2012 8:31AM

    Thanks for sharing

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DARJR50 11/9/2012 6:51AM

  Interesting indeed.

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