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 99 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.

Today’s pro­gram is pre­sent­ed by Gabrielle Riel. If you are in the Unit­ed States, please click here to launch the Stream Licens­ing play­er. To lis­ten from out­side of the Unit­ed States, click here to start your play­er .

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