November - the Month we Remember
Posted on 3rd November 2018 at 12:47
This year’s Remembrance Day fell on Sunday, which is quite rare. It was a day the world remembered: 11th November.
Not only that but it was exactly 100 years since the Armistice of 1918 was signed.
Following the bloodshed of World War One, which had entered its fifth year of conflict, the signing of the Armistice signalled much needed peace in Europe at 11am prompt – the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.
Following the cessation of hostilities, German troops fell back behind the Rhine.
So how did Armistice Day become Remembrance Sunday?