Date in History:
A ceasefire was signed between the Allies and Germany ending hostilities during the First World War. President Wilson, along with many other allied countries declared the 11th of November Armistice Day, which was later changed to Veterans Day in order to honor all military veterans who have served our country at any time. During WWI, over 42,000 Floridians were called into service, many of whom would never return to the Sunshine State. Florida was also the temporary home for tens of thousands of soldiers and sailors who trained here before being sent overseas including Camp Joseph E. Johnson in Jacksonville, Naval Air Station Pensacola, and Naval Air Base Key West.
The Florida Historical Society would like to thank all veterans who have served and currently serve our country!