Veteran’s Day

Veteran’s Day is a time of reflection once again. I pray our thoughts are guided more by both love and wisdom than hatred and ignorance. For it is love that heals all wounds and wisdom that allows us to move more peacefully forward.

World War I was fought during the years 1914 to 1918, in which Great Britain, France, Russia, Belgium, Italy, Japan, the United States, and other allies defeated Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey, and Bulgaria.

“World War I – known at the time as ‘The Great War’ – officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “’the war to end all wars.’”

World War II officially began in September 1939 when Germany invaded Poland and lasted until both the Germans and the Japanese surrendered to the Allies in 1945. [read more]

Subsequent Wars:

Korean War

Vietnam War
(1965–1973, 1975)

Gulf War

War in Afghanistan

Iraq War

War in North-West Pakistan

War in Afghanistan

And others yet, see comprehensive listing of wars involving the U.S.A.

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