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Tag Archives: Armistice Day
In Commemoration of Veterans Day: Lieutenant Edward R. Guyer
The observance of Armistice Day began officially on May 13, 1938, through an act of legislation. The holiday was “dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be hereafter celebrated and known as ‘Armistice Day’” (52 Stat. 351; 5 … Continue reading
The 100th Anniversary of the Armistice to End the Great War
We would like to take a moment on this Veterans Day to remember the 100th Anniversary of the end of the Great War. If you would like to read more about the local celebrations following the news of an Armistice, … Continue reading
Posted in Local History Tagged Armistice, Armistice Day, Great War, Veteran's Day, World War I, WWI 2 Comments
A Moment to Remember: Armistice Day, 1925
The ghosts and goblins were gone and local turkeys were still being fattened up in preparation for Thanksgiving dinner. But Davenporters, and most of the world, were about to pause in their holiday preparations on to remember those who fought … Continue reading
A Moment to Remember – Armistice Day, 1918
Americans probably couldn’t be blamed if they were lacking in holiday spirit as October faded into November in 1918. Not only was the Spanish Influenza making its way through the Quad Cities*, but the Great War continued to rage in … Continue reading
Posted in Local History Tagged Armistice, Armistice Day, Parade, Victory Celebration, World War One 2 Comments