Posts Tagged ‘World War I’

Armistice train Marechal Foch

November 11, Marshal Foch and the Treaty of Versailles

This is a federal holiday in the United States, and a national holiday in France. In both countries it commemorates the anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I, and honors the sacrifice of all veterans. So today is the 90th anniversary of the November 11, 1918 armistice, signed at 11 am French time […]

Memorial Day: honoring World War I veterans

There is only one American Veteran of World War I left. Cpl. Frank Buckles of Charles Town, West Virginia, is 107. Sadly, France has now lost its last WWI veteran, Lazare Ponticelli, who died last March at the age of 110. His funeral service was held in the Church of Saint-Louis des Invalides, and attended […]