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Armistice Day

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  • Francis J. McCullough, Allentown Army Air Forces, World War II

    Francis J. McCullough, Allentown<br>Army Air Forces, World War II
    When I was a young boy in second grade in a small country school in upstate New York, one morning at 11 a.m. I heard a bugler playing taps. When he finished, the teacher explained to us he did that because it was a very special day in the nation called...
  • Robert H. Diehl Jr., Bethlehem Army Air Forces, World War II

    Robert H. Diehl Jr., Bethlehem<br>Army Air Forces, World War II
    In the early 1930s, when I was a little boy growing up in Bethlehem, every Armistice Day there was a large parade honoring all veterans of World War I who gave their time or lives to keep America free. At 11 a.m., all the churches and factories throughout...
  • Bob Schwarz, Bethlehem Army, World War II

    With my birthday — Dec. 8, 1919 — we considered Nov. 11 the day to honor World War I heroes. For many years, it was known as Armistice Day. This seemed like a simple question, but I found I have no simple answer. We thought of one...
  • Nation Observes Armistice Day

     
    Nov. 11, 1919: Among the activities planned in Los Angeles for the first anniversary of the end of World War I is a "war pageant showing a night battle scene in all its phases." Interestingly enough, a similar re-creation of combat was staged at the...
  • IWW Official Lynched After Shots Are Fired at Armistice Day Parade

     
    Nov. 12, 1919: An AP dispatch says a mob in Centralia, Wash., hanged an IWW official –originally believed to be Britt Smith and later identified as Wesley Everest – for allegedly being one of the union members who fired on an Armistice Day parade...
  • Honoring California's war dead on Veterans Day

     
    Veterans Day honors all men and women who have served in the American military. Those who gave their lives for their country have always had a special place of honor on a national holiday created to celebrate the end of......
  • Servicemen Wreck L.A. Union Hall Over Armistice Day Shootings

     
    Nov. 15, 1919: In response to the Centralia, Wash., shootings, “Twenty-five silent, stalwart men in full uniform of the United States Army and Navy raided the headquarters of the local I.W.W. in the Germain Building while a ‘defense’ meeting of...
  • Book Store Owners Arrested for Selling Radical Literature

     
    “Oh, Man!” by Clare Briggs. Unfortunately, Google maps street view is a little broken at the moment. The area of the Red International Book Shop, 508 S. Maple, is here. Dec. 13, 1919: The Times publishes three stories about arrests involving...
  • Veterans Day 2010, the history and Obama's words to future veterans serving in Korea

     
    Veterans Day didn't start out as a day for veterans....