The Creswell Chronicle -

By Richard Heyman
Chronicle Columnist 

Through the Eyes of the Colonel - Commemorating veterans for their service

 

November 8, 2018

In the mid-1930s in my hometown of Bartlesville, Okla., I remember when I was about 12 or 13 years old that we always celebrated Armistices Day, which was to commemorate "The War to End All Wars." The time and date of the end of the war was 11 a.m. on the 11th of Nov., 1918. We had our last parade on Nov. 11, 1941 - just 26 days before the "Day of Infamy on Dec. 7, 1941." So here we are, 20 years after the war still at our annual celebration.

We had a big parade led by the American Legion Drum and Bugle Corp, as well as by the Sons of the Legion Drum and Bugle Corp. Both of these bands wer...



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