100th Anniversary Of 1918 Armistice (Now Veterans) Day

This centennial year will feature parades, cemetery tributes and other memorial events. It marks the final day of World War I of what was then called the war to end all wars.

That conflict killed nearly seven million civilians and 10 million military serving on the seas, in the air and on battlefields. Humanity’s efforts to destroy itself did a much better job in World War II, just 21 years later. Civilian deaths were 55 million, and military 25 million.

The US had its largest military in history during World War II, with 16 million in uniform (including Navy teen me) from 1941 to 1945. Of those veterans, records show that just 620,000 of us are still kicking in 2018.

If you want to participate in or attend WWI centennial and other events on Veterans Day, check news and internet sites for schedules.

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