Monday, November 11, 2013

Military Monday: Armistice Day

Richmond Times Dispatch (Richmond, VA)
November 10, 1925


War Veteran and Civic Workers Will March in Parade

[Special to the Times-Dispatch]

Manassas, Va., Nov. 9 -- Much interest is shown in the preparation for making Armistice Day one long to be remembered in Prince William County.  General Cole and other distinguished speakers will be heard.

The exercise will begin with a parade led by military band, a company of marines, World War veterans, Confederate veterans, Daughters of the Confederacy, Memorial Association, Manassas Kiwanis Club, Masons, Order Fraternal Americans, Swavely School, all the schools in Manassas and one from each district in the county.

The planting of memorial trees for World War veterans will follow.  At the conclusion of the program a dinner will be served to visiting soldiers, marines, World War veterans.

The reception committee is composed of the Board of Supervisors, county officials, town officials and Mrs. C. E. Nash, Mrs. C. M. Larkin, Thomas H. Lion, C. A. Sinclair, E. R. Conner, C. J. Meetze, C. E. Nash, C. R. C. Johnson, T. E. Didlake, H. T. Davies, R. S. Hynson, F. R. Hynson and S. W. Burge.

Armistice Day (November 11) commemorates the WWI armistice signed between the Allies and Germany and coincides with Veterans Day.  

On this Veterans Day, 2013, I'd like to say Thank You to All Who Have, Do, and Will Serve.

1 comment:

  1. Must have been a great parade & ceremony. Let's hope we always remember to thank our veterans, of all wars & conflicts. we owe them our freedoms.