Friday, November 8, 2013

Veteran's Day November 11th

Full American Flag flying in the wind, with blue sky and clouds behind it Stock Photo - 3395156
Monday, November 11th, we honor all men and women who have served our country.  Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect.

President Woodrow Wilson first proclaimed Armistice Day for November 11, 1919.  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 11th with the appropriate ceremonies.  A Congressional Act was approved May 13, 1938 which 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, AL, had the idea to expand Armistice Day to celebrate all Veterans, not just those who died in WWI.  Mr. 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.

On June 1, 1954, Congress amended the bill that was signed into law on May 26, 1954, replacing “Armistice” with “Veterans,” and it has been known as Veterans Day since.

Participate in honoring all Veterans on Monday and be sure to say “thank you”.

-Resource Wikipedia; “The History of Veterans Day” – Jackie Craft, Regent

DAR Orientation Program Held on November 6, 2013

The New DAR Member Orientation was held at Regent, Jackie Craft's, home in Winding River, NC on November 6, 2013. Carol Jutte, Membership Chair presented the DVD from the State with a power point presentation for New Members.  Important information  was provided in the presentation, so another Orientation will be held in the spring. The following committee chairs from DAR were at the orientation program for new members. They were Jackie Craft, Regent, Diane Price, Lineage, Carol Jutte, Membership, Cindy Sellers, Registrar and Gwen Causey, National Defense and NC State Registrar. The news members at the orientation meeting were, Chris Fraizer, Lois Ambler, Katherine Hufham, Emily Queener, Linda Eckman, Brenda Harris and Pat Johnson.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Spirit Magazine Salutes Veterans

In the November-December 2013 Spirit Magazine there are several articles saluting Veterans that you don't want to miss. They are grouped in the "Whatnot"  Section of the magazine. One article is on 7 Creative Ways to Support Veterans. Another article is titled "The Red Poppy Moina Michael's Enduring Tribute which you will find very interesting. It will give you a better idea of the significance of The Red Poppy and also understand why we have a commemorative stamp featuring Michael and the red poppy to honor her life's work. Don't subscribe to the Spirit Magazine?  Call 1-866-327-6242 for information about ordering Spirit Magazine or go to .

Vicki Kay - Brunswick Town Chapter DAR magazine chair

Veteran's Day Commemoration on November 11th

Photo contributed by John Muss

Please join the Richard H. Stewart, Jr. American Legion Post 543 on Veterans Day, Monday, November 11 at 3 p.m. at the St. James Veterans Memorial adjacent to the St. James Community Center
(SJCC) in Southport, NC. There will be a commemoration ceremony honoring all veterans, past and present. We are inviting all communities in our area to join us in celebrating our veterans with great respect and admiration. The Colors will be presented by the South Brunswick High School JROTC and our National Anthem and other patriotic selections will be sung by the Sea Notes Choral Society. Speakers will include State Senator Bill Rabon and Congressman Mike McIntyre. Refreshments will follow the ceremony in the SJCC. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will take place inside the community center. Carpooling is appreciated.

Submitted by Joe Kennedy
resident of St. James Plantation
Southport, NC
This article appeared in the November 2013 issue of
 CAT-TALES Volume 20 Issue 11

Congressman Mike McIntyre