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11 nov 2011

  1. 1. USAACE Weekly Family Update 11 November 2011 US AAC E F R S A, B ld g. 8 9 5 0 , 7 t h Av e n u e, Fo rt R uc k er, Al 3 6 3 6 2 ( 3 3 4 ) 2 5 5 -0 9 6 0 o r r uc k. fr g ap @co n u m y. mi l Visit us at THIS ISSUE1 Veteran’s Day Specials (Fort Rucker MWR)2 Did You Know? History of Veteran’s Day3 AAFES Exchange Price Match Guarantee“My God! How little do my countrymen know whatprecious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy! ~ Thomas Jefferson Join us for the Fort Rucker Veterans Day Ceremony Veterans Park 10 November from 0830 - 0930 Military MOPS is a new chapel program Begins – January 5, 2012 Wings Chapel Call (334) 255-2989 for more information
  2. 2. Page 2 USAACE Family Weekly Update Did you Know? The History of Veteran’s Day Upcoming 1918 -- World War I, then normally referred to simply as The Great War (no one could Training/Workshops imagine any war being greater!), ended with the implementation of an armistice [temporary cessation of hostilities-in this case until the final peace treaty, the infamous Treaty of Versailles, was signed in 1919] between the Allies and Germany at the eleventh hour of the 15 November – The Thrift eleventh day of November, 1918. Savings Plan (TSP): The Basics from 1800 – 2000 at Bowden 1919 -- November 11: President Wilson proclaims the first Armistice Day with the following Terrace NHC. Register nlt 14 words: "To us in America, the reflections of armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in Nov by calling (334) 255- the heroism of those who died in the countrys service and with gratitude for the victory, both 2594/9631. because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations." The original concept for the celebration was for the suspension of business for a two minute period 15 & 16 November – Army beginning at 11 A.M., with the day also marked by parades and public meetings. Family Team Building (AFTB) Level I from 5:00pm – 8:00 pm 1920 -- On the second anniversary of the armistice, France and the United Kingdom hold in Bldg. 5700, Rm 371F. Call ceremonies honoring their unknown dead from the war. In America, at the suggestion of (334) 255-2382 to register. church groups, President Wilson names the Sunday nearest Armistice Day Sunday, on which should be held services in the interest of international peace. 15 November – Hunter 1921 -- Congress passes legislation approving the establishment of a Tomb of the Unknown Education Courses in Adams Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. November 11 is chosen for the date of the ceremony. Hall Rm 120 from 5:30 – According on October 20, Congress declares November 11, 1921 a legal Federal holiday to 9:30pm. To register call (334) honor all those who participated in the war. The ceremony was conducted with great success. 255-4305. 1926 -- Congress adopts a resolution directing the President to issue an annual proclamation calling on the observance of Armistice Day. Throughout the 1920s and 1930s, most states 16 November – Effective establish November 11 as a legal holiday and at the Federal level, an annual proclamation is Communication Workshop in issued by the President. Bldg. 5700, Rm 371G from 0900 – 1100. Registration is required 1938 -- Congress passes legislation on May 13 making November 11 a legal Federal holiday, – (334) 255-3898. Armistice Day. The United States has no actual national holidays because the states retain the right to designate their own holidays. The Federal government can in fact only designate holidays for Federal employees and for the District of Columbia. But in practice the states 17 November – Creative Social at almost always follow the Federal lead in designation of holidays. the Arts & Crafts Center from 4:30 – 6:00 pm. (334) 255-9020 1941- 1945, 1950- 1953 -- World War II and the Korean War create millions of additional war veterans in addition to those of the First World War already honored by Armistice Day. 18 November – Newcomer’s 1954 -- On June 1, President Eisenhower signs legislation changing the name of the legal Welcome at The Landing from holiday from Armistice Day to Veterans Day. 0830 – 1030. Childcare available with advanced notice – 1968 -- Congress passes the Monday Holiday Law which established the fourth Monday in (334) 255-3735. October as the new date for the observance of Veterans Day. The law is to take effect in 1971. 1971-1975 -- The Federal observance of Veterans Day is held on the fourth Monday of October. Initially all states follow suit except Mississippi and South Dakota. Other states changed their observances back to November 11 as follows: 1972- Louisiana and Wisconsin; 1974- Kentucky, Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia, Maine, South Carolina, West Virginia; 1975- California, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Utah, West Virginia, Wyoming 1975 -- Legislation passed to return the Federal observance of Veterans Day to November 11, based on popular support throughout the nation. Since the change to the fourth Monday in October, 46 states had either continued to commemorate November 11 or had reverted back to the original date based on popular sentiment. The law was to take effect in 1978. 1978 -- Veterans Day observance reverts to November 11.
  3. 3. USAACE Family Weekly Update Page 3Turkey Frying TipsFrying turkey Safety Tips from DPS: During Thanksgiving has become very popularbut is extremely hazardous as there is an open flame and a large pot filled with boilingoil. Please follow all instructions provided with the turkey fryer. Some simple, butimportant rules when frying a turkey or using the fryer:  Turkey fryers should always be used outdoors a safe distance from buildings and any other material that can burn. Never use on wooden decks or in garages.  Make sure the fryers are used on a flat surface to reduce accidental tipping. Never leave unattended.  Never let children or pets near the fryer when in use. Even after use, never allow children or pets near the turkey fryer.  Use well-insulated potholders or oven mitts when touching pot or lid handles. If possible, wear safety goggles to protect your eyes from oil splatter. Make sure the turkey is completely thawed and be careful with marinades.  Keep an all-purpose fire extinguisher nearby. Never use water to extinguish a grease fire.  Before frying, pat the turkey dry with paper towels to keep the hot oil from splattering and popping.  Make sure turkey is thawed and dry before immersing in the hot oil. Protestant Men of the Chapel Bible Study Thursday at Wings Chapel 1830 – 2030 For more information, call (334) 255-2989