Tag Archives: World War I

The Origins of the “Irish” Ballad, “Danny Boy”

Okay, I admit it. “Danny Boy” is one of my favorite songs, but it is not because I am Irish (which I am, for I have strong Irish roots in my ancestral tree). I simply think that the melody of … Continue reading

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The History Behind Veterans’ Day

Although officially, World War I ended on 28 June 1919, a cessation of the fighting between the Allied forces and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month¬†some seven months earlier.¬† Originally … Continue reading

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