From the Library: The Great War

On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of the year 1918, the armistice between the Allies of World War I and Ger­many ceased hos­til­i­ties on the West­ern Front of The Great War.  Novem­ber 11 became a nation­al hol­i­day in sev­er­al coun­tries includ­ing France, Bel­gium, the British Com­mon­wealth and the Unit­ed States of Amer­i­ca.  We now know The Great War as World War I, and the US changed the name of the hol­i­day from Armistice Day to Vet­er­ans Day after World War II.  The British Com­mon­wealth nations know this hol­i­day as Remem­brance Day.

In hon­or of this day that we still cel­e­brate 92 years after it occurred, our pro­gram on Radio Riel’s Main Stream con­sists of pop­u­lar music from The Great War Era, mil­i­tary march­es, poems of The Great War and audio clips from the war, as well as those of mem­o­ries of those who served.

Radio Riel pro­duces this pro­gram in con­junc­tion with the Alexan­dri­an Free Library Con­sor­tium of Sec­ond Life. You can lis­ten to the pro­gram now at http://main.radioriel.org. Today’s music orig­i­nates from the music library of Gabrielle Riel.

For more infor­ma­tion on the Alexan­dri­an Free Library, cur­rent exhibits and the work of Con­sor­tium mem­bers in gen­er­al, please vis­it the Alexan­dri­an Free Library web­site, or one of their branch­es in-world.

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