The Express Newspaper – December 24, 2015

“and it became Veterans Day” – By Sandy McBride

In the wee, small hours of November 11, 1918, in a railroad car on a siding in the Compiegne Forest in France, about 40 miles north of Paris, representatives of the warring factions in World War I concluded three days of negotiations and signed an agreement to bring an end to four years of bloody war. Fighting would cease at 11 a.m. French time on that morning. . . the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.

Read the entire article in the Nov. 12th edition.