Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Remember Veterans/Armistice Day

By the time this post appears, it will be Veterans Day.
 Originally Veterans Day was known as Armistice Day (and it still is elsewhere).  It was supposed to commemorate the end of World War I.  It was first proclaimed on November 11, 1919 by President Wilson.  It was made official by an act of Congress in 1926.  At the end of World War II, the idea was put forward to honor all Veterans.  It wasn't officially Veterans Day until 1954.
 With this year being the 100th Anniversary of the start of World War I, I figured it would be appropriate to commemorate this holiday with my World War I action figures.  This particular figure represents a soldier from the British Army.  The British, French and Russians were arrayed against the Germans and Austro-Hungarians.
This figure represents an American Soldiers.  The US didn't enter the war until 1917 but proved to be the tipping point as peace was declared on November 11, 1918.  But sadly, that peace left many unsettled matters that led to World War II.

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