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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veterans Day, Armistice Day, Remembrance Day

Throughout the English-speaking world, today is a solemn day known in some countries as Remembrance Day, Poppy Day, Armistice Day, or here in the United States, as Veterans Day. It originated with the armistice signed "at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month" ending the First World War. More importantly, it honors countless souls who made the ultimate sacrifice for freedom, along with all those who served freedom's cause.

The Canadian blog, Piddingworth, has an especially beautiful tribute and collection of hymns during this month of remembrance. Wherever and however this day is commemorated, may we never forget and always honor the service and sacrifice of history's freedom fighters, and also that of their loved ones.

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