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November 11, 1948 - 30th Anniversary of signing of the Armistice. Lighting of the Eternal light in Madison Square.
Judge Maurice Simmons introduces the acting mayor, Vincent R. Impellitteri. says that Armistice Day, VE Day and VJ Day are symbols of victory and hope and underscore of the futility of making war.
Moment of silence to honor departed.
Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection
WNYC archives id: 69313
Municipal archives id: LT613