The War to End All Wars
Armistice Day to Veterans Day
World War One was known at the time as simply The World War. It was viewed by many as the last Great War against evil and tyranny: "The war to end all wars."
When the war was over a special day was set aside to remember this special war. In 1919 Armistice Day, the day that the World War ended on November 11, was set as that special day of remembering all that was sacrificed, and all that was gained.
Sadly, we all know that war did not end that day. Within months after the armistice (which means "suspension of hostilities") battles broke out in Africa, governments were overthrown in South America, and Middle Easterners fought over land for Israel.
The War to End All Wars did not end all wars.
Armistice Day became Veterans Day, and we honor those countless thousands of heroes and loved ones who have given so much, so often.
The U. S. didn’t officially enter the war until 1917, the war was over in 1918. 4.6 million served in the U.S. military. 53,403 were killed in action, 202,000 were wounded, and 77,815 died of disease, the most deadly killer of the war.
Death did not spare Bullitt Countians in the war.
The two pictures below are of a display at the museum. The first one shows a plaque listing names of Bullitt Countians killed in the war.
This second picture is of the display from the other side.
The bronze tablet you see in the first picture was made shortly after the war to commemorate loved ones lost forever. Here is more detailed information, as best as we know it:
Also listed as lost in the war but not listed on this tablet:
Below are two pictures taken during the war at the front.
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