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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Armistice Tuesday

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An armistice is a situation where the warring parties agree to stop fighting. It is not necessarily the end of a war, but can instead be just a cease fire. It is derived from the Latin arma, meaning weapons and statium, meaning a stopping.

A truce or ceasefire usually refers to a temporary cessation of hostilities for an agreed limited time or within a limited area. A truce may be needed in order to negotiate an armistice. An armistice is a modus vivendi and is not the same as a peace treaty, which may take months or even years to agree on.

The most notable armistice, and the one which is still meant when people say simply "The Armistice", is the armistice at the end of World War I, on 11 November 1918, signed near Compi├Ęgne, France, and effective at the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month."

Armistice Day is still celebrated in some places on the anniversary of that armistice; alternatively November 11, or a Sunday near to it, may still be observed as a Remembrance Day.

You can learn more about the Armistice and about World War I at First World

Today at Diamond's Harvest Home, we pause for a moment to remember all the brave warriors who fought, not just in World War One, but in all wars.

And we ask for a moment of silence as we reflect upon those who gave their lives, their health, their sanity, to preserve our freedom.

Note: This in no way implies there will be cessation of hostilities between me and my brofur, but we will try to keep out and out aggression to a minimum. As long as he does not try to eat my food while I am still dinning...


ML said...

Grrreat post, i's put it on tha CB so beans an critters could read more abouts it.
Could you pleeze email me (kc AT catblogosphere DOT com)? i's can't find an email fur you an needed to ask you somefing...
Love & Purrs,

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Dear Diamond! What a beautiful autumn home you have here...I am very comfortable here! Wait, I will be right back....I will bring us some tea and tuna cakes!
Veterans Day is a very inportant time to reflect and be thankful for those who fought for our fredom all over the globe....
Love Miss Peach

Everycat said...

That's a very informative and interesting post about Armistice Day.

Sweet Praline said...

Thank you for sharing about Armistice Day. I didn't realize about the 11-11-11 symbolism.

I just love your Autumn blog theme.

-d ma said...

oh i think you should cease hostilities for a day given what day it is...

Cheysuli and gemini said...

A lovely tribute

Daisy said...

I always learn so much from you, Diamond!

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

This is a great post. We paused today to remember all those around the world who fought for freedoms. They are truly brave.

It is very nice of you to not have out and out agression with Tristin today.

Evie/VampyVictor said...

We will remember them and remember them all, always..
This is a lovely post Miss Diamond, I did not know that people did not understand what the day was really about :)


mog said...

Fascinating. Very informative, great post. And a beautiful look for the blog, reminds me of autumn back home.

hugs and purrs
Mog, Meowza and Cece

Mickey said...

That is a very good post about Remembrance Day,as we call it!! This year marks the 90th anniversary . We always observe it on November 11 in Canada.
Purrs Mickey