Jack’s Cabinet of Curiosities – Remembering in November
Jack’s Cabinet of Curiosities – Remembering in November. Dates on our calendar keep us in touch with daily life. Life of the past, as well as those of the future. There are dates to remember and dates of remembrance.
Usually, birthdays and anniversaries are dates to remember, especially family members. This month I only have one birthday to remember, my youngest grandchild the 9th, Julianna a senior in high school. Some months there are as many as five or six due to the fact that our family includes fifteen great-grandchildren.
Anniversaries are times to remember the years that seem to pass by too rapidly. This month brings another year to 38 for son and wife, Kent and Pam.
This month we have days of remembrance. November 11th is set aside to honor the veterans of our country. The men and women who served our country in the military. We honor the living veterans this day, many who still work together to foster the basic goals of democracy for all citizens of the United State of America.
November 11th was originally set aside as Armistice day ending WWI. The peace was signed in a railroad car outside of Paris, France on the 11th month, 11th day and the 11th hour in 1918.
It was said to be a war to end all wars. However, just 20 years later another world war began.
Military service brings a camaraderie among those who serve. Those, a group of veterans, before leaving France at the end of WWI, met to organize the American Legion. Among the veteran’s group was the son of the former President, Teddy Roosevelt.
This year the American Legion is celebrating 100 years of serving God and Country – their motto.
Many programs sponsoring the American Legion are the veteran’s way of supporting and developing future leaders in our country.
Another special day on the November calendar is a day of thanks. Thankful that we live in the United States of America. It is a day for family gathering and a bountiful meal. Hopefully, all of us can remember to share our blessings with those less fortunate. As we consult the calendar one more time, we realize we live in a new era – The Global Era. Some of us “Masters-of-Time” may still be trying to sort the changes and adapt the best we can.
May the Lord’s blessing help you in this endeavor.