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Everyone Encouraged to Attend Town of Orange Veteran’s Day Ceremony

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Oct 142014
 

Soldiers celebrate the signing of the armistice in 1918.

Soldiers celebrate the signing of the armistice in 1918.

The Town of Orange will host a program honoring Veterans on Nov. 11, 2014 at High Plains Community Center at 11:00 a.m.

We welcome all the public and any veterans that wish to attend.

For further information, please contact Mary Shaw at 203-891-4737 or mshaw@orange-ct.gov.

Why 11•11 at 11 a.m.

World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” – officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France.

However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.”