November 11, 1918
The Great War came to an end.
After more than four years of fighting, World War I came to an end at the eleventh minute of the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. More than 175,000 Michiganders served in what was hailed as “the war to end all wars.” Many Michigan men served in the 32nd Division, which was known as the Red Arrow Division. Michiganders also composed much of the American Expeditionary Force that was sent to northern Russia in late 1918 to thwart the Bolshevik Revolution. Nicknamed the Polar Bears, these Americans did not return home until mid-1919.
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