November 11, 1942

Armistice Day This Year About Troops Overseas
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Twenty-four years ago today, hostilities in World War I formally ended. This Armistice Day, we remember the soldiers and sailors who served in the Great War, but it is also a time to remember those who are now serving our country overseas in another great conflict from Europe and North Africa to the South Pacific and Asia. Speaking in Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia , President Roosevelt spoke of “…the future which we begin to see opening before us—a picture illumined by a new light of hope.” All hope that next Armistice Day we will be celebrating the defeat of the Axis powers.

No comments:

Post a Comment