Armistice Day

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Commentator Gary Joiner explains the timing of Veterans Day, and why the date of the holiday on Nov. 11 holds great significance.

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This is a day to remember those who’ve fought for America’s freedom and democracy. Commentator Gary Joiner explains the significance of the Veterans Day holiday.

History Matters is made possible in part by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and Louisiana Cultural Vistas Magazine.

Commentator Gary Joiner has a look back at the holiday honoring veterans on Nov. 11, and how it has changed over time.

Airs Sunday, November 10 at 6 p.m. Armistice Day or Veterans Day, whichever you call it, here is a program devoted to an understanding of what it is all about. 17 million men in 8 nations went to the war that was supposed to end all wars. Featuring original and historic material this special remembers those who've fallen and those who've served.