ON THIS SOLEMN DAY, FRIENDS OF HERMIONE-LAFAYETTE IN AMERICA SALUTE ALL OUR VETERANS December 8, 2014
HERMIONE'S CREW OF 80 CONSISTS PRIMARILY OF YOUNG FRENCH VOLUNTEERS, SO ALTHOUGH MARC JENSEN IS AN EXPERIENCED SAILOR AND FLUENT IN FRENCH, CLIMBING HIGH AMID ROPES, UNFURLING HEAVY SAILS AND MOVING CAREFULLY AMONG FELLOW SHIPMATES, WERE EXPERIENCES THAT POSED MANY CHALLENGES ALOFT NO MATTER ONE'S AGE.
On this solemn day, Friends of Hermione-Lafayette in America salute all our Veterans, including those who served with courage in France in World War I down to this day, November 11, 2014.
What is the significance of Armistice Day and how did it get is name?
Here is a brief explanation, courtesy of the History Channel.
“On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in the First World War, then known as “the Great War.” Commemorated as Armistice Day beginning the following year, November 11th became a legal federal holiday in the United States in 1938. In the aftermath of World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day became Veterans Day, a holiday dedicated to American veterans of all wars.”
For more information, please see: http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/history-of-veterans-day