4254Re: Eignorance is bliss
- Aug 12, 2008World War 1 officially ended at 11 am, november 11, 1918. While in
the US its now called Veterans day, few people recall its origins.
They did not have instant communications in that time so cease fire
was not real time, but a decided upon event.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Lynda Walker" <lawalker@...>
>silence for the war dead that is observed at 11am on the 11the day of
> Can someone then explain the significance of the two minutes
the 11th month each year numerically? I realise historically it comes
from the end of WW1 in 1918 when the Armistice was signed. And that
the idea came from George V. We still observe it in New Zealand.
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> What I am most interested in is 11:11.
> I see these coming up so often in the past year, it is really
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