Armistice Day / Veterans Day / Remembrance Day

“One of the guns of Battery D, 105th Field Artillery, showing American flag which was hoisted after the last shot had been fired when the armistice took effect. Etraye, France., 11/11/1918”. Sergeant First Class Morris Fineberg, Photographer. My grand-uncle was stationed in France in the U.S. Signal Corps in WWI, and I wouldn’t be surprised … Continue reading “Armistice Day / Veterans Day / Remembrance Day”

The 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month: Armistice Day aka Veterans’ Day

Have you ever had the patience, alas to count to 101,079? Or to walk the salt-resistant grass and touch the headstones in each long line? To think of each warrior buried there knowing their lives have been split in two half for their carefree heroic youth and half for the freedom of me and you? … Continue reading “The 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month: Armistice Day aka Veterans’ Day”

Saturday Matinee – The Tornados, Grits & Greens, and Eric Bibb

The Tornados had a big hit with Telstar in 1962.  Their fourth single, Robot (1963) made No. 17 in the UK charts. Grits & Greens are new on the Mississippi scene, but they sound like veterans. Formed in 2021, members are Ryann & Jesse McGhee (vocals, guitar); Kenny Paul Mann (bass, vocals); and Jackson Bounds … Continue reading “Saturday Matinee – The Tornados, Grits & Greens, and Eric Bibb”

Armistice Day: The 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month, 1918

Veterans Day gives Americans the opportunity to celebrate the bravery and sacrifice of all U.S. veterans. However, many Americans confuse this holiday with Memorial Day. A Brief History of Veterans Day Veterans Day, formerly known as Armistice Day, was originally set as a U.S. legal holiday to honor the end of World War I, which … Continue reading “Armistice Day: The 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month, 1918”

To All Veterans Who Start Out Like This To Protect That.

Always Remember The Armistice The 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month of 1918. And remember that the Treaty of Versailles was merely Détente. GOD BLESS ALL VETERANS

Armistice Day: The 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month of 1918

The letter below was penned by my grand-uncle Walter (1899-1978) to his parents (my great-grandparents). He had just turned 19, and was serving in the US Army Signal Corps. In WWI that meant he was stationed at the German Front, providing reconnaissance from balloons and wiring reports via telegraph. Very dangerous place to be. 21 … Continue reading “Armistice Day: The 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month of 1918”

Saturday Matinee – Moto-X Baby, Hugh Maskela, Big Joe Turner & Muddy Waters

Apparently this dates from the 1990 or so, and predates the Internet as we know it. [Source found here.] “Excuse Me Baby Please” by Hugh Maskela 2007(?) featuring high school friend Morris Goldberg on sax. Maskela’s better known in the U.S. for his 1968 hit “Grazing In The Grass.” “Baby Please Don’t Go.” Big Joe … Continue reading “Saturday Matinee – Moto-X Baby, Hugh Maskela, Big Joe Turner & Muddy Waters”

Armistice Day: The 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month of 1918

[Update: Corrected factual error.] Armistice Day was celebrated as an end to The Great War in Europe. Subsequently it was called “Veterans Day” in the United States in 1954. In Canada and most of the Commonwealth, it is observed as “Remembrance Day.” Those decorated envelopes were sent by “Tid” Myers, my great grandfather, to his … Continue reading “Armistice Day: The 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month of 1918”