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5 Fun Facts About November 11 In North Carolina History

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1. Armistice Day: November 11 is a significant day in North Carolina history as it is the day when the First World War officially ended. Armistice Day was declared on November 11, 1918.

2. Veterans Day: In 1954, Armistice Day was renamed as Veterans Day in honor of all military veterans who have served their country. Every year, communities in North Carolina hold Veterans Day parades and ceremonies to remember and honor those who have served in the United States Armed Forces.

3. Fort Bragg: Fort Bragg, located in Fayetteville, North Carolina, is the largest military installation in the world, by population. The camp was established in 1918 and has served as an important military base in both World Wars, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.

4. National Cemetery: The North Carolina State Veterans Cemetery, located in Goldsboro, contains over 2,000 graves of veterans, including those who served in both World Wars, as well as the Korean and Vietnam Wars. The cemetery also contains a memorial to the soldiers killed in the bombing of the USS Cole.

5. North Carolina Military History Museum: The North Carolina Military History Museum, located in Kure Beach, is dedicated to preserving the state's military history. The museum showcases artifacts from the state's wars, including weaponry, uniforms, and personal belongings of soldiers. The exhibits also include a collection of photographs and documents related to North Carolina's military history.
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