“To us in America,” Armistice Day 1919

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On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, Armistice was declared to end World War I.

Newspaper article, not fully Transcribed, Title - Day of Solemn Pride Says Wilson, Sub Headings - President Issues Address to Nation on Anniversary of the Armistice Pride in the Heroism of those who died in the Country's Service and Gratitude for the Victory Won. Final Paragraph in text of blog.

“Day of Solemn Pride Says Wilson,” Gunnison Valley News, November 14, 1919, Accessed November 9, 2018. Image provided by Utah Digital Newspapers

Around the world, the fighting stopped and the move towards life after the war began. In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson commemorated the First Armistice Day (now Veterans Day) with a proclamation. Newspapers around the country, such as Utah’s Gunnison Valley News shown here, picked up the proclamation and shared it with their readers.

“To us in America the reflections of armistice day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which It has freed us and because of the opportunity which it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of nations.”

WOODROW WILSON.
The White House,
November 11, 1919.

Today on the centenary of the Armistice we honor those who answered the call to fight on foreign shores — Not just our men and women from Utah, but from every corner of the globe.

Veterans, thank you for your service.

We also want to thank everyone who supported our WWI lecture series and visited our exhibit.

 

World War I Events

The World War I Centennial Commission has created an events page of all commemoration events, which are still happening around Utah, including:

November 11, 2018, 2:00 p.m.
Armistice Day Poetry Reading. The Babcock Readers will read WWI War Poets poetry.
Chapman Branch Library, 577 S. 900 W., Salt Lake City.

November 11, 2018, 6:00 p.m.
Motley Wandering Minstrels and Wasatch Theater Company present “Journey’s End – A Staged Reading,” in honor of the hundredth anniversary of the end of WWI.
124 South 400 West, Salt Lake City.

November 12, 2018, 12:00 p.m.
Dedication of the new/renovated USU War Memorial.
USU Campus, Military Science Building, Logan.

November 15, 2018, 12:00 p.m.
Brown Bag Lecture on Memorial House and other Historic WWI era buildings in Salt Lake City.
State Archives, 346 South Rio Grande Street, Salt Lake City.

November 15, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Armistice Day Poetry Reading. The Babcock Readers will read WWI War Poets poetry.
Little Theater in the Union Building, University of Utah, 200 S. Central Campus Dr., Salt Lake City.

 

Image Citation:

“Day of Solemn Pride Says Wilson,” Gunnison Valley News, November 14, 1919, Accessed November 9, 2018. https://newspapers.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s66m44kc/3610093.

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