Temecula Valley Genealogical Society

Veterans Day- Military Research

History of Veterans Day
World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” - officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.”  From Veteran Affairs Website va.gov
In Honor of all the brave men and women who have served their country we have assembled our ancestors here for Veterans Day 2021.  We give our thanks to these family members who have gone before us, for the sacrifices they made in difficult times so that their future generations would know the rewards of a better life. We are their future generations, and we remember you!
James Harvey Wooley 37th Indiana Infantry, Civil War   Marched with Sherman from Tennessee to Savannah.   
Anson Penniman Goodell served in the Civil War with Company D,  Massachusetts 25th. See story