On 11 November 2018 XLI, the Republic of Molossia held a remembrance ceremony marking the end of the First World War, and the Armistice that brought over 4 years of bloody conflict to an end. The ceremony was held at 2:00 AM PST, the time adjusted for time zones to be held at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, Paris time, exactly 100 years after the Armistice came in to effect and the War ended. The President and First Lady gathered at Molossia's Heroes Monument, decorated with the flags of the belligerent nations, where The President laid a poppy wreath and gave a short speech about the horrors of war and the eternal quest for peace. The War to End All Wars was not the last conflict the world has seen of course, but the gargantuan struggle was one of sacrifice and valor, and those sacrifices bear solemn remembrance and recognition that all might seek daily as we as well seek peace for all mankind.
His Excellency, The President's Speech:
Ladies and Gentleman, we gather today to mark the end of the First World War, and to recognize the sacrifices of the men and women that served, fought and died in that mighty conflict. World War I was one of the deadliest conflicts in history, in which over 16 million people died. Through four long year of death and destruction soldiers, sailors fought valiantly, struggling to fight and survive in the face of overwhelming odds. Although we gather for this remembrance at an early hour here in Molossia there is no sacrifice that we might make that would rival those made by the brave men and women who fought in that war. The First World War ended at 11:00 am, 11 November 1918. This day, Armistice Day, was designated as a day to celebrate the end of World War I, dedicated to the cause of world peace. But above all, this day recognizes those that served, that fought and died, those gave that last full measure. To them we say thank you for your sacrifice, and we share with you the hope for everlasting peace among all mankind.
His Excellency, The President's Speech on the Occasion of the 100th Anniversary of the End of the First World War
Laying the Wreath