Veterans Day Trivia
At 11 a.m. on November 11th in 1918, World War I ceased. On November 11th, many still bow their heads in remembrance at the 11th hour of this 11th day of the 11th month.
On November 11, 1919, the first 2-minutes' silence was observed in Britain to commemorate those who had died in the Great War.
Kate Smith first introduced Irving Berlin's song, "God Bless America," on Armistice Day, November 11, 1938, at the New York World's Fair. Berlin gave all royalties from the very popular and emotional song to the scouts. It became Kate Smith's second signature song after "When the Moon Comes Over the Mountain."