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Armistice Day celebrated 100 years ago

 

November 17, 2021

The headline in the Bear Paw Mountaineer in 1918.

Veterans Day was last week. The holiday always lands on the eleventh day of the eleventh month in recognition of Armistice Day, which was the day World War I ended in 1918. Woodrow Wilson announced the end of the war to the nation, and the holiday, Armistice Day was established. The day was later changed to Veterans Day, when we honor the men and women who serve in our military. Researching our community's history this week, I discovered that The Mountaineer ran a front page story on the dedication of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on this Wednesday 100 years ago. The soldier was disinterr...



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