Find Veterans Day's Roots at Kansas City's National WWI Museum

November 11, 2014 8:40 PM

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Find Veterans Day's Roots at Kansas City's National WWI Museum

Long before it was ever called Veterans Day, the annual holiday in honor of America's armed forces was known as Armistice Day. Taking effect on the "11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month" of 1918, the event signaled an official end to hostilities on the Western Front of World War I.

Today you can learn that story -- and that of the entire global conflict whose effects are still being felt in parts of the world -- at America's only National World War I Museum. This massive storing house of artifacts and stories isn't in Washington, D.C., either.

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