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The first Armistice Day

ARMISTICE APPROACHES: The front page of the Marion Chronicle on Saturday, Nov. 9, 1918, just before the armistice agreement was signed on Nov. 11, creating Armistice Day – what is now known as Veterans Day.

BY Carolyn Muyskens - cmuyskens@chronicle-tribune.com The news of the end of the first world war – at the time known as the war to end all wars – hit Marion at 2 a.m. exactly 100 years ago today. The response of the city was immediate and, according to

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