Armistice Day celebrates the end of the fighting in World War I, at November 11th, 1918, at 11 a.m. Armistice Day first officially received its name in America in 1926, and was a celebration of the end of the “War to end all wars.”
But, World War II broke out just a few years later. In 1947, we started using the term Veterans Day to honor veterans of all wars.
The term “Armistice Day” still evokes the connection between the United States, France and England, each of which buried an unknown soldier from World War I in a place of highest honor.
On Thursday, November 11th, 2021, Raleigh Sister Cities will celebrate Armistice Day as well as Raleigh’s Sister City, Compiègne, France, with an Armistice Day event at Compiègne Park, 106 Chamberlain Street, Raleigh.
Raleigh Sister Cities will celebrate the friendship between the two cities by installing an informational sign about the French city at the park.
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