Next Monday, on November 11, 2013, we celebrate Veterans Day. The date of Nov. 11 is very significant because it was on Nov. 11,1918 that an armistice was declared between the Allied Nations and Germany. This really was the beginning of the end of World War I. A wartime armistice is defined as an agreement to cease hostilities, and this armistice went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918. For that reason, Nov. 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of WW I.