VOL. 32 NO. 46 November 6-November 12,1998 40 CENTS
YOUR OFFICIAL HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER
Serving the Communities ofBethpage, Island Trees, Seaford, Plainedge, Old Bethpage and Plainview
NOVEMBER 11, 1998
ORIGINALLY KNOWN AFTER WWI AS ARMISTICE DAY - NOV. 11,1918
It is now the eleventh hour. This pause is to retain
us that the hour of eleven has a tender significance
to all of us.
It was on the eleventh day of the eleventh month
at the eteventh hour that the guns ceased firing and
siCence encompassed the earth. It was as of eleven
that the last man died in the battle.
Excerpt from Eleven O'clock Ritual,
American Legion Post
Congress changed the name of Armistice Day to Veteran's Day in 1954. In 1968 Congress
passed a bill to be in effect in 1971 that stated that the nation would observe Veteran's Day on
the fourth Monday of November. Veteran groups argued that the day had lost its meaning. In
1978 Congress passed another bill that made November 11 officially Veteran's Day again.
On Nov. 11, 1998 we dedicate this day of observance to all the Veterans of our Nation living
and deceased who gave part of their life or their lives to defend our Country, "The United
States of America".
We also want to thank the many men and women who are in U.S. Service now for defending
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Courtesy of American Legion Auxiliary, Archie McCord Unit #86, Joan Poppe
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