Nearly 100 years ago, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an armistice was signed between Germany and the Allied Nations, ending World War I. From then on, November 11 was known as Armistice Day. Then, in 1954, the holiday was changed from Armistice Day to Veterans' Day. On this day every year, we thank those who have served the USA.
This brings us to a Backlist Spotlight:
|Christmas in the Trenches|
Written by John McCutcheon
Illustrated by Henri Sorensen
Author John McCutcheon originally wrote a song based on this event called "Christmas in the Trenches." He said, "I first thought I would only sing the song and tell the story during the Christmas season. I soon learned that it deserves--no, needs--to be told 365 days a year."
|Pennies in a Jar|
Written by Dori Chaconas
Illustrated by Ted Lewin
Thank you veterans for doing the job you do, even when you are afraid.