When Veterans Day was Armistice Day (1918-1952)

When Veterans Day was Armistice Day (1918-1952)


World War Ends as Germany Signs Armistice! The announcement was made verbally by an official of the State Department in this form: “The armistice has been signed. It was signed at 4 o’Clock a.m. Paris time and hostilities will cease at 11 o’Clock this morning, Paris time.”

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Nov. 11, 1918: Workers from Boos Brothers cafeterias ride through Los Angeles waving flags and singing war songs after Germany’s surrender ended World War 1. This photo was published in The Times in 1935, 1936, 1937 and 1943 with stories about Armistice Day. PHOTOGRAPH BY: Los Angeles Times Archive/UCLA

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Nov. 11, 1918: Los Angeles newspapers were a hot item when word of Germany’s surrender was announced. The Los Angeles Times printed more than 150,000 copies that day. This photo was published in the Nov. 12, 1918, Los Angeles Times. PHOTOGRAPH BY: Los Angeles Times Archive/UCLA

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Nov. 11, 1918: At 5th and Broadway, traffic moved at a crawl as thousands jammed streets following news of Germany’s surrender ending World War 1. This photo was published in the Nov. 12, 1918, Los Angeles Times. PHOTOGRAPH BY: Los Angeles Times

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Nov. 11, 1918: Postal workers march during an impromptu parade following Germany’s surrender in World War 1. This photo was published in the Nov. 12, 1918, Los Angeles Times. PHOTOGRAPH BY: Los Angeles Times

Nov. 11, 1922: Armistice Day parade in Los Angeles.

Nov. 11, 1922: Armistice Day parade in Los Angeles.

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Nov. 11, 1937: A contingent of the Mail Carriers Legion Post turn onto Spring Street from 1st Street in front of the Los Angeles Times building. This photo was published in the Nov. 12, 1937, L.A. Times.

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Nov. 11, 1935: Veterans of the Spanish American War march in the Los Angeles Armistice Day parade. This photo was published in The Times on Nov. 12, 1935.

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PREVIOUS Nov. 11, 1937: A detachment of sailors from the fleet in San Pedro pass a reviewing stand in downtown Los Angeles. The photo was published in the Nov. 12, 1937, Los Angeles Times.

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Nov. 11, 1937: Legion color bearers turn north from 1st Street onto Spring Street during an Armistice Day parade in downtown Los Angeles. This photo was published in the Nov. 12, 1937, Los Angeles Times. PHOTOGRAPH BY: Los Angeles Times

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Nov. 11, 1938: Musicians’ Post Band of American Legion marches in Armistice Day procession on Spring Street. The State Building is on the right. The Los Angeles Times building is in the background. This photo was published in the Nov. 12, 1938, L.A. Times. PHOTOGRAPH BY: Los Angeles Times

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Nov. 11, 1938: Trucks from the 160th Infrantry, California National Guard, cruise down Broadway during the annual Armistice Day parade in downtown Los Angeles. This photo was not published. PHOTOGRAPH BY: Los Angeles Times

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Nov. 11, 1942: Throng of marchers and spectators gather at Victory House in Pershing Square. Due to World War II, factories continued working and the traditional large parade was broken up into four smaller parades for each branch of the military. All four parades ended at Victory House. This photo was published in The Times on Nov. 12, 1942. PHOTOGRAPH BY: George Watson / Los Angeles Times

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Nov. 11, 1943: The Monterey Park Girls’ Drum and Bugle Corps march in the fourth parade held in Los Angeles on Armistice Day. The large annual parade was split into four smaller parades — one for each branch of the military. The group is near the intersection of Olive and 5th streets. This photo was published in The Times on Nov. 12, 1943. PHOTOGRAPH BY: John Malmin / Los Angeles Times

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Nov. 11, 1952: Brothers Scott, 4, and Billy Morris, 2, hold their flags and stand at attention as Marines from El Toro pass in an Armistice Day parade in Long Beach. The boys’ father was in Korea. In 1954 Armistice Day was changed to Veterans Day.

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Nov. 11, 1941: New Army units, service organizations and State Guard units march down Broadway at 7th Street during an annual Armistice Day parade one month before Pearl Harbor. This photo was Page One main art on the Nov. 12, 1941, Los Angeles Times. PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Humphreys / Los Angeles Times

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