Sunday, November 11, 2012

Armistice Day 11 November 1918

Lowell was a place of celebration November 11th, 1918 at 11:00 A.M.  Church bells and mill whistles rang out in celebration.  The World War was over.

Source:  The Lowell Sun, November 11, 1918.

"My Fellow-Countrymen - The armistice was signed this morning.  Everything for which America fought has been accomplished.  It will now be our fortunate duty to assist by example, by sober, friendly counsel and by material aid in the establishment of just democracy throughout the world." - Woodrow Wilson

On this Veteran's Day 94 years later we remember all that has been sacrificed for our freedom by all Veterans.  Thank you for your service.

1 comment:

  1. A true reason to celebrate, but I think President Wilson's proclamation that "Everything for which America fought has been accomplished" was a bit premature.  The sort out in Central Europe started when the Berlin Wall came down in 1989.  The Balkins a little later.  The situation in the Near East is still sorting itself out and the Syria situation is one example.

    But, we got to bring our boys home, except for the ones we sent to Russia, and that was good.

    Regards  —  Cliff