From the Kenosha News on 11-11-07

Web resources pay tribute to Veterans

      Since I spent a year studying in France many years ago, it will always stick in my memory that November 11th is Veteran’s day.  The French celebrate “Armistice Day” as a national holiday, so businesses are closed, and I had the day off of school.  World War I officially ended on November 11th, 1918, with the signing of the armistice in Compiègne, France at “the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.”  After six more months of negotiations, the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919 – exactly five years after the assassination of arch-duke Franz Ferdinand, one of the events that led to World War I.

      So, what is this information doing in a column that normally talks about technology?  While I really remember that November 11 is Veteran’s day, I really didn’t have the date of the Treaty of Versailles memorized, and I actually thought that it was signed on Armistice Day.  But, with the help of some internet resources I got my facts straight and learned a lot more.  Below are some resource that can help history buffs, students, and “just regular folks” have a better appreciation for veterans and their role in history.
      

by Carol Sabbar from the Kenosha News on 11-11-07