Before The 11th Hour Of The 11th Day……

This year we will honor veterans by remembering their service on Veterans Day on November 11th, but because that is a Sunday, the “official” observance and federal holiday will be Monday, November 12th.

(image courtesy The Great War)

What we call “Veterans Day” was originally called “Armistice Day.” Armistice Day originally recognized the ending of World War 1 at the “11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.” It recognized what was called “the War to End All Wars.” Sadly, it wasn’t the “war to end all wars,” and so after World War II and the Korean War, the name was changed from “Armistice Day” to “Veterans Day.” (More on the history of Veterans Day can be found here.)

This year is the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. Like many people, we didn’t have a grasp on many of the events, battles, political doings and repercussions of World War I.

Enter The Great War series on YouTube.

Hosted by Indy Neidell, the weekly series of videos started back in 2014 and covers the events that happened in World War I during that week one hundred years ago.

Welcome to The GREAT WAR YouTube-Channel. If you are new here, watch this short introduction by Indy to help you get going.

Our playlist of regular weekly updates:
Our Prelude To War-Special series right:
Our Recap-Episodes: Special Episodes:

Q&A Episodes:

The episodes are short, but are in depth and well done. The series uses a lot of footage and images that are not commonly seen in documentaries and that alone makes it worthwhile.

The 100th year anniversary of the end of the “War to End All Wars” will never come again, an as that event is the basis of what evolved into Veterans Day, we think it is a good idea to sit down, relax and learn the history of the War, and the holiday we are about to observe.

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