My late grandfather, Walter Eugene Marquart always said that "as a rule, freeze-up (in west central Minnesota) comes on Armistice Day. I bet you and yours a C-note that none of your children know why November 11th is Armistice Day. America's children should know. They know not. Grampa Marquart was the hardest working man I ever met. He never quit when he was blinded in one eye or when cancer ravaged his body. Here is the "why" of November 11th............
The signing on Armistice Day (in 1918) was the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, when World War I finally ended.
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