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Colonial Flag celebrating Armistice Day with rare exhibit

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SANDY (ABC4 News)- In the United States we know November 11th as Veterans Day, but other nations know it as Armistice Day.

Armistice Day commemorates the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany. An armistice is an agreement made by opposing sides in a war to stop fighting for a certain time; a truce.

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the signing, Colonial Flag Foundation is sponsoring a unique exhibit with historic memorabilia from renowned collector Brent Ashworth.

His collection includes a rare handwritten letter signed of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of
Austria, whose assassination in 1914 was a direct cause of World War I; A signed photo of German air ace Manfred von Richthofen, “The Red Barron”, which he sent to his girlfriend shortly before
he was shot down in 1918, and many other treasured items.

You can see the exhibit only on Friday, November 9th from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Colonial Flag Exhibit Area located at 9390 South 300 West.

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