An armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, ending World War I. The milestone was first commemorated as Armistice Day and recognized in parts of the world. The U.S. originally observed Armistice Day, but it later evolved into the current Veterans Day, a day dedicated to veterans of all wars. Locally, several towns, will honor veterans in ceremonies next week. Among them, a ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday on the south end of the Village Green in New Milford and at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Veterans Memorial on Maple Street in Kent, and a reception will be held at 1 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Roxbury Senior Center. Above, Vietnam War veteran Jeff McBreairty, right, and his fellow honor guard members pay homage to their countless brothers at arms during New Milford's Veterans Day ceremony on the south end of the Village Green on Veterans Day 2013. If you have a “Flashback” photograph you’d like to share, contact Deborah Rose at or call 860-355-7324.