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Video: Armistice Day 2011

An event organized by Veterans for Peace, Chapter 72 commemorates Armistice Day at Pioneer Courthouse Square.

Armistice Day 2011
On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, it became "All quiet on the Western Front." An armistice signed at six o'clock that morning took effect and brought a cease-fire to the "War to end all Wars."

Since that fateful hour, most nations, which fought in that conflict, observe Armistice Day. The United States in 1938 made it official with a proclamation that states in part, ".... it is fitting that the recurrent anniversary of this date should be commemorated with thanksgiving and prayer and exercises designed to perpetuate peace through goodwill and mutual understanding between nations; and ... inviting the people of the United States to observe the day in schools and churches, or other suitable places, with appropriate ceremonies of friendly relations with all other peoples."

After taps, and words by Grant Remington of Veterans for Peace Chapter 72, a number of people take advantage of the open microphone.

Video is about 22 minutes in length......