Arlington, Virginia (JFK+50) Fifty-one years ago this morning, November 11, 1963, President John F. Kennedy visited the National Cemetery to pay respects to the veterans of the military forces of the United States.
JFK at Veterans Day Ceremonies
JFK at Arlington
John Jr. and JFK
Military Honor Guard
Follow the link below to the JFK Library website to view a film about the events at Arlington on 11-11-63.
FIRST WORLD WAR ENDED 96 YEARS AGO
Paris, France (JFK+50) Ninety-six years ago today, November 11, 1918, the First World War ended following the signing of an armistice at 5 a.m. Peace came precisely on the 11th day of the 11th month at 11 a.m. local time.
The armistice was signed in the railroad car of Allied Supreme Commander Ferdinand Foch located in Compiegne Forest north of Paris. The terms required Germany to evacuate the occupied territories of Belgium, France, Alsace-Lorraine and Luxemborg.
Allied forces would occupy the left bank of the Rhine while the right bank would be a neutral zone. In addition, Germany was required to give up tons of military equipment including their submarine fleet.
The armistice period would last 30 days at which time it would be renewed monthly until the final peace treaty was signed.
Armistice Day Celebration