On the morning of November 11, 1918, after four years of war, Allied and German powers met in Rethondes, France, to sign an armistice that halted the hostilities of World War I. The agreement was signed shortly after 5:00 a.m. and went into effect at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918, finally bringing to an end the carnage of the Great War—the … Read more »
October 23, 2013
77,000 American servicemen died during World War I. To commemorate their sacrifice, the US military selected bodies of unknown soldiers who died in France. One was chosen to be brought to Arlington National Cemetery. On October 23, 1921, four unknown soldiers from the cemeteries of Asine-Marne, Meuse-Argonne, Somme, and St. Mihiel were brought to the Hotel de Ville in France for final selection.
October 21, 2013
On October 21, 1917, the 18th Infantry Regiment of the First Division became the first American army regiment to enter the frontlines in World War I, and would soon become the first Americans to fire at the enemy and suffer casualties. The US officially declared war against Germany on April 6, 1917, and would remain in the conflict until November 11, 1918 when armistice was declared.