Sunday, November 08, 2015

Remembrance Day and Veterans Day Tribute - Mondays with Myrt

We're hosting a special Remembrance Day and Veterans Day Tribute during Mondays with Myrt tomorrow, 9 Nov 2015. Remembrance Day is observed on 11 November in most countries to recall the end World War I on that date in 1918. Hostilities formally ended "at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month", in accordance with the armistice signed by representatives of Germany and the Entente between 5:12 and 5:20 that morning. ("At the 11th hour" refers to the passing of the 11th hour, or 11:00 am.) The First World War officially ended with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles on 28 June 1919. See:

IMAGE: Poppies are laid on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Ottowa.

Here in the United States we refer to this as Veterans Day as it also commemorates Armistice Day. Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans, while Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who perished while in service.

IMAGE: Joseph Ambrose, an 86-year-old World War I veteran,
attends the dedication day parade
for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in 1982.
He is holding the flag that covered the casket
of his son, who was killed in the Korean War

The *live* broadcast of our hangout begins as follows:

WHEN Noon Eastern US (New York)
11am Central US (Chicago)
10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City)
9am Pacific US (Los Angeles)

If you need a time zone converter, here's one DearMYRTLE recommends:

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