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Armistice Day

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  • A word, please: Holiday grammar tips for the new year

    Happy New Year. Or, as some say, happy New Year’s, or even happy new year. Which one is correct? They all are. New Year’s is one holiday that’s hard to get wrong. But as the months go by, other holidays roll around that aren’t so...
  • 9/11 plus 10

    9/11 plus 10
    Few moments in history are identified in everyday conversation solely by date. The Fourth of July is one of the few. Most commemorated historic observances go by names like Veterans Day (which used to be called Armistice Day as it signified the end of...
  • War and remembrance

    War and remembrance
    Wars aren't really over when they're over. There's the debris of a battlefield or a landmark church destroyed. And, always, there is the memory of those lost. You can sense the pain and pride always so palpably, so movingly, in France, where the 20th...
  • Mesa Musings: Honor veterans Friday with a paper poppy

    I remember Armistice Day. I remember on countless occasions as a youngster seeing little old men in front of business establishments selling artificial red paper poppies. They even came to our door. My mother, who frequently bought those poppies, told...
  • A rich history of scoops

    A rich history of scoops
    Two events last week reminded us of famous Tribune scoops. Veterans Day, originally called Armistice Day, marked the end of fighting in World War I and set the stage for one of the Tribune's greatest victories. And the release Friday of President Richard...
  • Inside 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button'

    Inside 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button'
    In "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," time doesn't just slip away. It surges like a tsunami, swamping cities and washing aside human lives like so much Mississippi Delta topsoil. It rolls backward and forward like a movie projector, un-spooling the...
  • 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...