Remembering Armistice Day 100 Years Later

On November 11, we will commemorate the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, the end of World War I—“the war to end all wars.” The ceasefire was set for “the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month,” ending a conflict that had killed 16 million and caused 37 million casualties. The War decimated the flower of a generation in Europe, and the punitive terms demanded by the Allied victors of Germany stoked the rise of National Socialism, Hitler, and, ultimately, World War II, which would result in over 50 million dead.