War & Peace

Thank you to our soldiers

While Veterans Day (once known as Armistice Day) didn’t become a legal holiday until 1938, its roots are in World War I. An armistice to cease fighting was signed between the Allied nations and Germany on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. One of the bigger remembrances is held at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, where the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was erected in 1921. The east panel, facing Washington, D.C., shows three Greek figures that represent peace, victory, and valor. The photograph shown is an unidentified man and woman from 1943.

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