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Word of the Day: ARMISTICE
Lay down your arms
armistice (noun) – a formal agreement to end fighting; a ceasefire or truce [ahr-muh-stis]
BREAKDOWN: ARM- (weapon) + STIC- (to stand or stop)
solstice (noun) - either of two times during the year when the sun has no apparent northward or southward motion; a highest point or culmination; a limit
Armistice Day is commemorated every year on November 11 to mark the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front of World War I. The United States changed this observance to All Veterans Day in 1954 to honor American Veterans of all wars, eventually shortening the name to Veterans Day.
“Any man who barely sustains an armistice with himself has no business poking around in an alien soul.” —Glen Cook