Veterans Day retrospective: Photos and interactivity from around the Web
11/11/11: On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, Germany and the Allied Forces signed a cessation of forces along the Western Front, marking the de facto end to the First World War. The day was celebrated as Armistice Day until 1954, when a bill was passed to change the day into a memorial for all veterans of all U.S. wars. Here is a look back on some of the celebrations over the past decade.
TweetDo you have a story you'd like to share about a veteran close to you? Use #honoringvets to respond on Twitter; fill out an interactive form that will allow you to share a photo and a story about a veteran, or submit a photo of your veteran.
Click here to jump to the bottom of this entry for a roundup of the best Veterans Day coverage from around the Web.
Best of the Veterans Day coverage
From The Post:
Veterans Day tributes. Articles and photographs honoring deployed service members and military veterans who have returned.
"Lethal Warriors: When the New Band of Brothers Came Home." Guest blogger David Philipps takes a Veterans Day look at how post-traumatic stress disorder has become an issue of vital concern to our troops and our nation.
Veterans Day: By the numbers. Did you know the military is 93 percent male? View this and other statistics about our service members.
From around the Web:
Newsweek's "The Young Boy." Read by Jason Davis, the animated video is part of a larger interactive series about how troops are remaking their lives at home.
#Wheretheyserved: TBD.com has created an interactive Google map where readers can share where personal stories of where they or a loved one served.
IAVA: Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America have started a Facebook campaign to "show new vets you've got their back."
The Indianapolis Star launched "Faces of War: Hoosier Veterans," which uses video and photography to tell the stories of men and women who served.
"Fish Out of Water:" A short film from Explore about post-traumatic-stress-afflicted combat vets in a fly-fishing workshop.
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