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This is an archive of special readings for Armistice/Veterans Day.

Armistice Day (known in the United States as Veterans Day) is a civic holiday in many nations observed annually on November 11, primarily for commemorating the end of World War I. Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect. At the urging of major U.S. veteran organizations, Armistice Day was renamed Veterans Day in 1954. In the United States, Veterans Day honors the memory and service of military veterans of World War I and II as well as other conflicts.

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For an archive of prayers, prayer-poems, and songs for the Armistice/Veterans Day, go here.

For prayers offered for the well-being of Military Personnel & Veterans, including the Israeli Defense Forces (צה״ל), please visit here.

For prayers composed for or relevant to Memorial Day in the United States, please visit here.

For public readings selected for Memorial Day in the United States, please visit here.

מְגִילַּת הִיטְלֶיר | Megilat Hitler, a Purim Sheni scroll for French Armistice Day by Asher P. Ḥassine (Casablanca, 1944)

A megillah attesting to the terrible events of World War II from the vantage of North African Jewry in Casablanca. . . .

קריאות לימי הותיקים | Torah and Haftarah Readings for Days Recognizing Military Veterans, compiled by Isaac Gantwerk Mayer

This is a Torah reading (divided into three aliyot) and a Haftarah reading to be recited for such holidays. The aliyot are from Shoftim, describing the rules for just warfare and treatment of those in need. . . .