First Armistice Day In Transylvania County
Picturing The Past
Last updated 11/9/2020 at 3:59pm
Nov. 11, the date World War I formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, was selected for Armistice Day to honor veterans of World War I. President Woodrow Wilson issued the following message to all Americans on Nov. 11, 1919.
"A year ago today our enemies laid down their arms in accordance with an armistice which rendered them impotent to renew hostilities, and gave to the world an assured opportunity to reconstruct its shattered order and to work out in peace a new and juster set of international relations. The soldiers and people of the European Allies...