Friday, November 11, 2011

Saturday, November 11, 1933

I straightened up the house. Ruth Ray and Nadine were down. I stayed all night over at Mrs. Raifert's.

November 11, the date of the original Armistice Day
Now called Veteran's Day in the U.S. and Remembrance Day in the U.K.

In the U.K. the idea for a white poppy for peace arose from the concerns of the wives, mothers,
 sisters and lovers of the men who had died and been injured in World War One. Increasingly
aware of the likelihood of another war, they chose this symbol ‘as a pledge to Peace that war
must not happen again’. In 1933 the Women’s Co-operative Guild distributed the first white poppies.

The declaration of war in 1939 put a stop to Armistice Day ceremonies.

Happy Veterans Day
And thank you to all who've served

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