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Across The Fence: Remembering

 

For The Sun-Telegraph

Frank Buckles WWI veteran: born Feb 1, 1901- died Feb 27, 2013

Ninety-five years ago, at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month the "War To End All Wars" came to a close. November 11, 1918 marked that ending and was known as Armistice Day, for many years, until it became Veterans Day. Had it been a true and lasting worldwide armistice it would likely still be called Armistice Day. But sadly, it seems that it actually spawned a proliferation of world conflicts that continue to this very day. And so to honor those who have served in subsequent wars as well, it has been renamed Veterans Day.

From June of 1914 until November of 1918, over 9 millio...



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