History Blog: World War I ended 95 years ago today

City of College Station's 75th AnniversaryNOTE: 2013 marks the City of College Station’s 75th year as an incorporated city. In recognition, we’ve highlighted some interesting moments from our past.

The following message was authored by Henry Mayo, a surveyor and long-time resident of the Bryan-College Station area. As a surveyor and historian, Henry retrieves information from local, state and national resources to assemble history-themed messages for email subscribers in a series titled “This Week in Brazos County History.” To subscribe to Henry’s email series, click here.

 

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ARMISTICE SIGNED – BRYAN MAYOR DECLARES A HOLIDAY (Nov. 11, 1918)

With today being Veterans Day, it’s appropriate that we look back to the end of The Great War, or World War I as it’s known now. The armistice was signed on Monday, Nov. 11, 1918, and was such a greatly anticipated event around the world. The front page of The Eagle ran the headline “Armistice Signed; War Ended Six O’Clock” and carried a holiday proclamation and parade call from Bryan Mayor John M. Lawrence.

Armistice

proclamation

This is why Nov. 11 is now Veterans Day, a national holiday. My grandfather was 13 years old at the time, but throughout his 100 years he remembered the excitement and celebration they heard across the farm fields from the nearby town of Kerens, about two miles away.

Thank you to all our veterans!

Henry Mayo 

Henry Mayo
Surveyor and Historian | email
 
 
 

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2 responses

  1. Blanche Brick

    The heading says WW II but should say I

    Sent from my iPhone

    November 12, 2013 at 8:38 am

    • cstxkillian

      I recognized the typo as soon as I hit the publish button (egad!) and fixed it immediately. You saw World War II on the email but when you clicked the link, you should have seen World War I on the actual blog headline.

      Thanks for noticing, though!
      Colin

      November 12, 2013 at 10:55 am

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