(1918) The ‘war to end all wars’ has itself finally endedGermany and the Allies sign an armistice to end the war at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month. Over 16 million people have died in four years of fighting. The First World War is described as “the war to end all wars” due to the bloody devastation. This day will hereafter be known as Armistice Day.An armistice is a formal agreement of warring parties to stop fighting. It is not necessarily the end of a war, since it may constitute only a cessation of hostilities while an attempt is made to negotiate a lasting peace. It is derived from the Latin arma, meaning “arms” and -stitium, meaning “a stopping”.
The announcing of the armistice on November 11, 1918, was the occasion for large celebrations in the allied nations.
wiki/Armistice(1921) The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is dedicated in ArlingtonThe remains of an unknown US soldier killed in the First World War have been interred in a tomb in Arlington National Cemetery, and US President Warren Harding consecrates the monument known as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Many more soldier remains will follow.The Tomb of the Unknowns is a monument dedicated to U.S. service members who have died without their remains being identified. It is also known as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, but it has never been officially named. It is located in Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, United States of America. The World War I “Unknown” is a recipient of the Medal of Honor, the Victoria Cross, and several other foreign nations’ highest service awards. The U.S. Unknowns who were interred are also recipients of the Medal of Honor, presented by U.S. Presidents who presided over their funerals.
Address: Memorial Dr, Arlington, VA 22211 Phone: (877) 907-8585 Opened: 1921 Architect: Thomas Hastings
Tomb as of November 11, 1922. The Tomb of 1931 would occupy this same location.