Today marks Armistice Day; commemorated yearly

 

On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918, the armistice was signed by the Allies and Germany; ceasing fire on the western front of World War I. Although Hostilities did go on in other regions, the Armistice primarily put a stop to the war.

Armistice day is now a national holiday in many allied nations, to pay tribute to the estimated 20 million in the armed forces who lost their lives fighting in the war.

So join us now in a 2 minute silence. The first minute to respect the people who have died fighting and the second minute to think about the living that were left behind.