Armistice, Veterans, Poppy and Remembrance Day

From Lx 121, via Wikimedia Commons, used w/o permission.

November 11 is Veterans Day.

It's also called Armistice Day, Poppy Day and Remembrance Day.

The Armistice Day Moniker made sense in 1919, a year after Ferdinand Foch signed the Armistice of Compiègne. A year without appalling body counts was reason to celebrate.

So was the Treaty of Versailles, at least for folks who blamed Germany for the war.1

I'll be talking about that, among other things. More at A Catholic Citizen in America.

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