Milwaukee, November 11: Armistice Day

Hosted by Iraq Veterans Against the War- Milwaukee

Armistice Day began as a way to celebrate and promote peace, on Nov. 11, the day World War I ended. Congress responded to a hope among Americans for no more wars by passing a resolution calling for “exercises designed to perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding.” Later, Congress added that Nov. 11 was to be “a day dedicated to the cause of world peace.”

In 1954 Congress changed the name to Veterans Day, and in many cases it has become a celebration of militarism, honoring war rather than remembering the victims or veterans who served. Through this annual event, we want to restore the tradition of Armistice Day as a day to promote world peace.

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