Today’s Document from the National Archives

Document for November 11th:
"One of the guns of Battery D, 105th Field Artillery, showing American flag which was hoisted after the last shot had been fired when the armistice took effect. Etraye, France., 11/11/1918"


"One of the guns of Battery D, 105th Field Artillery, showing American flag which was hoisted after the last shot had been fired when the armistice took effect. Etraye, France., 11/11/1918", Sergeant First Class Morris Fineberg, Photographer (National Archives Identifier: 530777); Signal Corps Photographs of American Military Activity, 1754 - 1954; Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer, 1860 - 1982; Record Group 111; National Archives and Records Administration

World War I came to end with the Armistice declared on November 11, 1918. Following the end of the war, November 11th was observed as "Armistice Day" until it was officially renamed "Veterans Day" in 1954.

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