November 11, which actually rolled around late last week, was Armistice Day. In 2016 it marked 98 years since the signing of the armistice which ended the First World War. It famously came into effect at 11am in Paris on November 11, 1918; the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.
It’s well-known history, and November 11 is commemorated in a host of countries around the globe. In the US November 11 is Veterans Day, a federal holiday acknowledging those who have served in the US military. In the UK Armistice Day is commemorated on the nearest Sunday as Remembrance Sunday and is marked with a national service and a march at The Cenotaph in Whitehall. In Canada November 11 is Remembrance Day and is a federal statutory holiday in six of its 10 provinces.