I consider this my own personal Holiday. I earned this one. ADJ3 Batchelor U.S. Navy 1972-1976
U.S. President Woodrow Wilson first proclaimed Armistice Day for November 11, 1919. In proclaiming the holiday, he said
"To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country's service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations."
The United States Congress passed a concurrent resolution seven years later on June 4, 1926, requesting that President Calvin Coolidge issue another proclamation to observe November 11 with appropriate ceremonies. A Congressional Act (52 Stat. 351; 5 U.S. Code, Sec. 87a) approved May 13, 1938, made the 11th of November in each year a legal holiday: "a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be thereafter celebrated and known as ‘Armistice Day'."
In 1945, World War II veteran Raymond Weeks from Birmingham, Alabama, had the idea to expand Armistice Day to celebrate all veterans, not just those who died in World War I. Weeks led a delegation to Gen. Dwight Eisenhower, who supported the idea of National Veterans Day. Weeks led the first national celebration in 1947 in Alabama and annually until his death in 1985. President Reagan honored Weeks at the White House with the Presidential Citizenship Medal in 1982 as the driving force for the national holiday. Elizabeth Dole, who prepared the briefing for President Reagan, determined Weeks as the "Father of Veterans Day."
U.S. Representative Ed Rees from Emporia, Kansas, presented a bill establishing the holiday through Congress. President Dwight Eisenhower, also from Kansas, signed the bill into law on May 26, 1954.
OK My. BAD on Señor Beans playing at Aspens Saturday. I misread the entire text from Vince. Ben will be playing THIS Saturday the 16th. Sorry for any confusion.
To get your Saturday started be sure to come to the Club House for the Civic Clubs umpteenth Annual Thanksgiving Dinner. That old building will smell better than a new car. If you’ve been in the past you know what I’m talking about. If you haven’t had the pleasure you do not want to miss this. Watch for Club emails all week long. Not getting Club emails? Do we need to renew your membership? or maybe just your emil address…drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
From Neighbor Ramsey:
My husband and I live at 1010 South Shore Drive and we came across a very unhealthy cockatiel off the side of the road on our way to the Farmer's Market
on Saturday. The bird was found in front of Aspen's and wasn't moving, however we have nursed it back to health and nothing seems to broken. It seems to be a juvenile cockatiel as the green feathers on it's head are still coming in. Can you perhaps please send an e-mail out to the islanders asking if anyone is missing a pet cockatiel?
We owe our WorldWar II veterans - and all our veterans - a debt we can never fully repay.
Welcome to our little slice of paradise! Clear Lake Shores is probably one of the best kept secrets in the entire Bay Area. Yes we are an island. We are surrounded by Clear Lake, Jarbo Bayou and the Lazy Bend canals. Plug this in to Google Maps and you'll see what I mean 29.32' by 95.01' We are about half way between Galveston Island and the city of Houston and located in north Galveston county. I will try to keep us up on all the goings on that we can walk, boat, bike or drive our golf carts to. Very few things pi$$ me off but one of them is wasting my precious time. I'll try not to waste yours. Enjoy. ab