Veteran’s Day – Never Forget.

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Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum

The Veteran’s Day we celebrate now was originally known as Armistice Day until 1954. The purpose of the holiday was to commemorate the end of World War I on November 11, 1918. Presidents often participate in ceremonies on November 11th at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, now the Tomb of the Unknowns, at Arlington National Cemetery, which is located across the Potomac River from Washington, DC. President Roosevelt attended Armistice Day events at Arlington every November during his tenure in office. Presented here are photos from four of those years from the Harris and Ewing Photograph Collection held by the Library of Congress.
1936

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In 1936, General John J. Pershing joined FDR in paying tribute at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Now Tomb of the Unknowns). As his schedule notes, the President “motored” out to Arlington at 10:45 AM for the 11:00 event.  General Pershing had served as commander of the Allied Expeditionary Forces in Europe during World War I.
Secretary of War Harry Woodring provided remarks, and Pershing placed a white chrysanthemum wreath on the President’s and the American people’s behalf at the foot of the tomb. A solemn crowd then heard a bugler play taps. The President returned to the White House at 11:45.

1937

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In 1937, the President was accompanied by his mother to ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery.

1938

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In 1938, Roosevelt arrived at Arlington National Cemetery to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the end of World War I. He was accompanied by his military aides Captain Daniel Callaghan and Colonel Edwin “Pa” Watson.
Earlier that year, he’d signed a bill making Armistice Day a national legal holiday. The future Cuban dictator, who largely exercised control over Cuba at the time, Fulgencio Batista, also attended the ceremonies. Over twenty years later, he’d be overthrown by a young revolutionary named Fidel Castro.

More important than any other guests, even the President, were World War I service members and war mothers. One such veteran was Alex Stern, who lost his leg at the battle of Meuse-Argonne. Nearby, Mrs. Rosa M. Cawood, a war mother, takes a photo of President Roosevelt during the ceremony.

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Armistice Day events at Arlington in 1939 were again a somber occasion to mark the sacrifices made by so many Americans, as well as their Allied counterparts, during World War I. That year’s ceremonies were held in the dark shadow of the new European war, which would ultimately become World War II. Acting Secretary of the Navy Charles Edison, son of inventor Thomas Edison, delivered remarks.

Source: National Archives/Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library

The 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month

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World War I veteran Joseph Ambrose, 86, at the dedication day parade for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in 1982 Source: Wikimedia

World War I veteran Joseph Ambrose, 86, at the dedication day parade for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in 1982 Source: Wikimedia

Unified Patriots by Vassar Bushmills

November 11th is both a celebration of America’s Veterans and a commemoration of the Anniversary of the ending of World War I, once called Armistice Day, when the Germans, (the bad guys) formally surrendered to England and France (the good guys) in a railroad car at Compiegne, near Paris, ending the shooting.

The Versailles Treaty, in 1919, would finalize the details, which while called the War to End Wars, would only create new hatreds so that 20 years later, most of the same cast had built up enough strength to do it all over again, killing over 60 million that next time compared to the paltry 17 million lost in World War I.

I’m sure there’s a lesson there somewhere about laying down our lives for a our European friends, as France is filled with crosses where we laid down our lives twice, 1918 and 1944-1945. Only once was itr for the French, and that was in World War I.

America changed the name of the November 11 commemoration from Armistice Day to Veterans Day in 1954, since by that time and two more wars, the term “armistice” had a hollow ring to it for Americans. And for 64 years now, instead, we celebrate our living Veterans (that’s you) every November 11th, and Memorial Day for all our war dead, (including soldiers of the Confederacy), which used to be on May 30th. It was also called Decoration Day, so that families could go lay wreaths at the cemetery after church, which was always such a poignant sight in rural communities. In 1971 it was changed to the last Monday in May so that labor unions, then federal workers, could get a paid day off and head to the beach for a 3-day binge instead of going to church and laying wreaths. Those were simpler times, and many of you may not even know they even existed, but I have fond memories of attending a church on Memorial Day Sunday for several years in Kentucky, and sitting in Bachelors Corners  commiserating with the old vets.

In a manner of speaking, we celebrate Veterans Day here at Veterans Tales every week, for the stories we tell here are a celebration of America’s most exclusive fraternity of brothers and sisters known to mankind. We haven’t even begun to explore the great things veterans can do to save America.

But today I want to make a few comments about that first Armistice Day, 1918.

First, “The Star Spangled Banner” at sporting events:

The same song Colin Kaepernick refuses to stand for was first played at a sporting event in Boston, in September, 1918, at the opening game of the World Series. It was to honor our troops in France. It then became a standard opening song all over the country, for college, then high school sports as well.

It was never proclaimed to be “The National Anthem” by Congress until 1931, which will give you some idea how far ahead of the government the people have always been in knowing what’s good for themselves especially in passing things onto our children.

Secondly, America in World War I:

America has not always chosen its wars wisely.

My generation will go to its grave debating the wisdom of the government policy that got us into Vietnam in the first place. I still think containing Communism is a good policy, but that sending a bunch of Harvard professors in to plan it wasn’t, and that we should have fought to win it, which we easily could have done, but chose not to, cynically cheapening the loss of many thousands of America’s treasure, while emboldening to the dangerous position they and their progeny now hold in our government today[…]

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Election Day 2018 Shennanigans Exposed – NEW JERSEY Poll Worker “Vote for Democrats; Menendez is “Better”

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As pointed out in earlier posts, Democrats, correction Communists (call them by that which they are)  has spent their capitol over the past two years resisting and blocking the President Donald J. Trump’s agenda, brainwashing white folks to the point of self-loathing, levying false allegations of white privilege, racism, sexism and making a damned fools of themselves.

Out of touch swamp critters, continue to collaborate with deep state resistance leaders, the Communist media complex and regurgitate pre-scripted propaganda for the purpose of dismantling the American family, our borders, the rule of law, bill of rights and de-legitimizing the 2016 president election and President Trump.

At this point, there is very little in politics that will surprise informed voters.  Project Veritas (PV) sent their people to several polls locations across the country in search of voter fraud, election tampering and interference. PV didn’t have to look hard before they found what they were looking for.

Enter New Jersey, Bob Menendez land:

Election Day 2018 Shennanigans Exposed – OHIO Poll Worker Recommends Sherrod Brown, Admits: “I’m a Democrat…”

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Democrats, correction Communists (call them by that which they are)  has spent their capitol over the past two years doing all things anti-Trump, i.e., resisting and blocking the President’s agenda, brainwashing white folks to the point of self-loathing, levying false allegations of white privilege, racism, sexism.

Moreover, bureaucrats collaborated with deep state resistance leaders, the Communist media complex and regurgitated pre-scripted propaganda for the purpose of dismantling the American family, our borders, the rule of law and bill of rights.

Speaking of dismantling the rule of law, Project Veritas (PV) sent their people to several polls locations across the country in search of voter fraud, election tampering and interference. PV didn’t have to look hard before they found what they were looking for.

Election poll workers are not supposed to influence the vote but at one particular poll in OHIO, as you will see in the following video, one female poll worker, a Democrat acted as if she was doing a service for her preferred candidate, i.e., Sherrod Brown. She even offered up a pamphlet.

 

And then there’s TEXAS.  Allowing illegal aliens to vote? See:  Texas Poll Worker Says They Let “Tons” of Non-Citizens Vote.

Election Day 2018 Shennanigans Exposed – GEORGIA Poll Worker: “Democrats has a better platform” Says Elections Off

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As we all know, the past two years has been about resistance by Democrats, correction Communists (call them by that which they are) from blocking the President’s agenda, brainwashing white folks to despise themselves, levying false allegations of white privilege, racism, sexism, following the lead from a biased media and taking a blowtorch to the rule of law.

Speaking of disdain for the rule of law, thank goodness for Project Veritas (PV) who sent their people in to several locations in search of voter fraud, election tampering, etc. Long story short, PV found what they were looking for.

Election poll workers are not supposed to influence the vote but at a poll in Georgia, there were those who didn’t think twice.

Georgia Electioneering: “Democrats has a better platform” Says Elections Off. in Undercover Video

I’m not sure if the poll worker in this video actually believes that Progressives have a platform or he’s lying.

And then there’s TEXAS.  Allowing illegal aliens to vote? See:  Texas Poll Worker Says They Let “Tons” of Non-Citizens Vote.