The anniversary of the armistice of November 11, 1918, observed since 1954 as Veterans Day in the US.
- On Armistice Day itself I will be joined by the Vicar of Bolton on the Town Hall steps just before 11 am to mark a two-minute silence.
- After Armistice Day, on 11 November 1918, the eight BWIR battalions in France and Italy were concentrated at Taranto in Italy to prepare for demobilisation.
- This year Remembrance Sunday fell on the same day as Armistice Day - November 11, the date of the armistice at the end of World War I.
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