11 November 2014

Thank You to Our Veterans and Happy Birthday, Farmington Historical Society!

Farmington Historical Society
Founded 
November 11, 1949

Name
The name of this organization shall be The Farmington Historical Society, Incorporated.

Object
The object of this organization shall be to furnish an opportunity for united thought and action in collecting, preserving, and publishing whatever may relate to the early and late history of the town of Farmington, to preserve such articles or relics of the early settlers of the country and such records of colonial and later ware and such other objects and records as may be of interest to the Society, and to provide such education as is deemed of interest to the community.

Happy Veteran's Day

History of Veteran's Day from the United States Department of Veteran's Affairs
http://www.va.gov/opa/vetsday/vetdayhistory.asp

Harry S. Truman, Proclamation 2862, Armistice Day on The American Presidency Project


Proclamation 2862 - Armistice Day, 1949
October 29, 1949
By the President of the United States of America
A Proclamation

Whereas within a single generation the two most devastating wars in human history brought death or despair to millions; and

Whereas the signing of the World War I Armistice on November 11, 1918, aroused in the hearts of men the ardent hope of a peace that would endure for all time; and

Whereas after the second holocaust men still desperately seek the goal of international accord which stirred their hearts in 1918; and

Whereas the Congress passed a concurrent resolution on June 4, 1926 (44 Stat. 1982), providing for the observance of the anniversary of November 11, 1918, and by an act approved May 13, 1938 (52 Stat. 351), the Congress stipulated that November 11 of each year should, as a legal holiday, be dedicated to the cause of world peace:

Now, Therefore, I, Harry S. Truman, President of the United States of America, do hereby urge the people of the United States to celebrate Friday, November 11, 1949, as Armistice Day by recalling to mind the valor not only of those who brought victory to the Allied banners on November 11, 1918, but also of those who refought freedom's battle for the succeeding generation.

And I invite our citizens to rededicate themselves on November 11, at ceremonies to be held in schools, churches, and other suitable places, to the cause of peace throughout the world. I also direct that the flag of the United States be displayed on all Government buildings on that day.

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States of America to be affixed.

Done at the City of Washington this 29th day of October in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and forty-nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and seventy-fourth.

HARRY S. TRUMAN
By the President:

DEAN ACHESON,
Secretary of State.


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