A story behind 11:11

There are approximately 23.2 million military veterans in the United States.

November 11 is “Veterans day“,  a U.S. federal holiday dedicated to honoring veterans (U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard) who served honorably in war or peacetime..

Facts on Veterans Day:

– It is the anniversary of the end of World War I.

– In 1954, President Eisenhower officially changed the name  from Armistice Day to Veterans Day.

– The Veterans Day National Ceremony is held each year on November 11th at Arlington National Cemetery  (Virginia).

– Veterans day is not to be confused with Memorial Day (in May) which honors men and women who died while serving in the American Military.

– Great Britain, Canada, Australia and France observe this day as Armistice Day, a day marked with the burial of unknown soldiers from World War I and II.

– It is common to observe two minutes of silence at 11:00 am on November 11, the time and date of  truce of  World War I in 1918.

11:11

The deal with 11:11 is all about numerology and how that number is seen by made people even if they are not looking for it.  The tendency to recognize this hour has also risen as a being conscious of the Armistice Day.

Poppies have long been associated with World War I memorials through the poem In Flanders Fields by John McCrae, and in several countries paper poppies are sold to raise money for the support of veterans and are worn in the lapel as a sign of remembrance.

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