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11 November has been a significant date for almost a century. At the 11th hour of the 11th day in the 11th month 1918, the Allies' and Germans' armistice agreement went in to effect, ultimately leading to the January Paris Peace Conference and Treaties of Versailles, 1919, Saint-Germain, Neuilly, Trianon, Sevres, which ended The Great War, 28 July 1914- 11 November 1918.
Earlier on 8 November 1918, Allied Supreme Commander Ferdinand Foch met with the German delegation to begin negotiating terms to stop the fighting so peace treaty negotiations could begin. One of the conidtions was that the German Kaiser, Wilhelm II, leader during The Great War, had to abdicate. The German Chancellor reluctantly announced Wilhelm II's abdication on 9 November 1918.
At 5 a.m. on 11 November 1918 in Foch's private railway car located in a forest in Compiegne, the armistice was formally signed. (In 1940 Hitler exacted revenge by forcing the French to sign an armistice, on German terms, in the same railway carriage).
Today, due to The Great War's spawning of WWII, the Korean War, the Vietnam Conflict, and the Bosnian War, 11 November is called Veterans Day. Raymond Weeks of Birmingham, Alabama, organized a Veterans Day parade for that city on November 11, 1947, to honor all of America's Veterans for their loyal service. Later, U.S. Representative Edward H. Rees of Kansas proposed legislation changing the name of Armistice Day to Veterans Day to honor all who have served in America’s Armed Forces. Thank you for your service, Veterans.