So today is Veterans Day, with an unusual twist of it being 11/11/11 shortened. Some loony is probably making end of the world predictions about it. Somewhere along the lines of the December 12 2012 one. (12/12/12) ANYWAY, it is also celebrated as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day in other parts of the world as the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War 1(The Great War). Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 with the German signing of the armistice. The War officially ended in 1919 with the signing of the Versailles Treaty. The day was an official holiday in 1921 and in 1954 it became Veterans Day in honor of all Veterans.
Sadly, the last verified WW1 vet, Corporal Frank Buckles died in February of this year at the age of 110. Florence Green, who fed many a soldier in the Great War is the last known vet still alive. The end of an era has passed.
So if you get the chance, thank a veteran and pray for all those still fighting overseas.