1918 – World War I ends
The State Department makes the announcement at 2:45 a.m. that the armistice is signed and “The War to End All Wars” is ended.
The Alamo Cenotaph is dedicated with festivities and an Armistice Day parade.
Municipal Auditorium, dedicated in 1926 to San Antonio servicemen killed in World War I, is rededicated to include those killed in World War II, and the Korean and Vietnam wars. Gutted by fire in 1979, the auditorium is scheduled to be reopened next year after almost $13 million in renovations.