Today is special not just because it is 11/11/11 but also for what we now call Veteran's Day. The origins go back to the end of World War I where the armistice was signed to end the "Great War". The armistice went into effect on the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month" to put an end to the battles on the Western Front.
Let us today not only remember it for the once in a lifetime date of 11/11/11 but also remember those who have served.
(images via Library of Congress)