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Daniel Moore stands in front of the Iwo Jima Memorial at the entrance to the Marine Corps Base Quantico schools.


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Moore Men—from World War I to Today By Jim Mahaffie America’s military forces are filled with stories of families—brothers against brothers in the Civil War or the five Sullivan brothers who lost their lives at the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal in World War II. It’s been mythologized, too, such as in the movie “Saving Private Ryan,” about a squad sent to recover the one surviving Ryan brother after D-Day. Then there are family military legacies, too, where generations have served America and continue to do so. Meet the Moores. Lt. Cmdr. Brian Moore The ‘Accidental’ Coast Guardsman


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Lt. Cmdr. Brian Moore is the U.S. Coast Guard’s disaster support liaison for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Based out of the Washington, D.C., headquarters, he is 49 and lives in Bethesda, Md. His wife Rachel Stender is a U.S. Air Force veteran and also a third-generation military service member. The family has five children. Why the Coast Guard? “It was an accident,” said Brian Moore. He started his career with nine years in the Army National Guard. A self-financed college student at The University of Texas at Austin, he enjoyed dirt-cheap tuition costs. When tuition was raised, he joined the National Guard in order to qualify for in-state tuition. He did his basic training at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri in 1984, went to air traffic control school, and then was pulled into an aeroscout platoon where he learned to fly at Fort Rucker in Alabama. His unit was designated to defend the Fulda Gap in Germany had the


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Veterans Day celebrations in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C., will bring thousands of veterans and current service members to the region to pay tribute to soldiers’ centuries of sacrifice. From gatherings at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to the Arlington National Cemetery to the University of Maryland, somber reflections will be held on and around Nov. 11. MRFA and 9th Infantry Division Veterans Day Gathering Bob Pries said there’s nothing like it: hundreds of veterans, most from the Vietnam War, walking the length of the Vietnam memorial, where the names of 58,000 fallen are carved in black marble. Pries, an Army veteran who completed a tour and a half in Page 4

Vietnam, is an organizer of the annual Mobile Riverine Force Association and 9th Infantry Division’s Veterans Day Gathering. The event serves as a reunion of former soldiers united by a common bond. “It’s a unique group of people who have shared a common experience,” said Pries, who travels from Michigan every year to join fellow veterans in Washington. “There’s brotherhood unlike anything else that I’ve ever seen. It gets better every year.” About 100 veterans will meet on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial at 8:30 a.m. and head to the wall at 9 a.m., according to Pries. There, they lay wreaths and examine the names of fallen soldiers. Anyone is invited to attend. “A coping mechanism for myself dealing with the war is being with those who have also served,” said Pries, 62. “There’s no better feeling in the world than to sit across from a guy and look them in the eye and say,‘Man, we made it.’” War reflections, according to Pries, can be emotionally trying before and after the laying of the wreaths. During his Honoring Our Veterans - Advertising Supplement

first two visits to the Vietnam memorial, Pries couldn’t make the trek across the entire wall, held back by painful memories as a medic in Vietnam. “We have a lot of really good laughs together, but it’s the best of times and the worst of times, really,” he said. “It’s emotional there, laying down those wreaths … But we would gladly invite anyone to join us.” For more information, visit VdayDC.htm. University of Maryland’s Veterans Day events Organizers at the University of Maryland, College Park campus have a slate of Veterans Day celebrations and recognitions in early November. The festivities began Nov. 3 in the Adele H. Stamp Student Union’s Colony Ballroom. Veterans planned to gather before November 2012

the kickoff of the Terrapins football game against Georgia Tech. The university’s Department of Intercollegiate Athletics had offered free tickets to military veterans. Any veteran in attendance was planned to be invited to participate in an onfield halftime recognition ceremony. Veterans can find out more at An American Red Cross Blood Drive for Wounded Warriors was scheduled for Nov. 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Prince George’s Room at the Stamp Student Union. Also on campus Nov. 6, a birthday celebration was planned for the late Pat Tillman, a former football player who died while fighting in Afghanistan after leaving the NFL. The celebration was scheduled at noon. The Service II Service Collaborative Community Service Learning Project was scheduled for Nov. 7. The project is organized by officials from the University of Maryland, College Park; George Washington University and Towson University. Students, veterans and local residents can gather at the university’s Hoff Theater Nov. 8 at 5 p.m. to watch “Where Soldiers Come From” and discuss the film afterward. The week’s events wrap up with a Veterans Day Celebration Nov. 9 at the university’s Memorial Chapel beginning at 12:30 p.m. Greater Manassas Veterans Day Parade Virginia organizers will host a special tribute to Cold Warera military veterans at the fourth annual Greater Manassas Veterans Day Parade Nov. 10, thanking soldiers who served the country from 1947-1991, when the Soviet Union dissolved.


Paul Locigno, a parade organizer, said veterans from every military branch will attend the annual parade, which begins at 11 a.m. in Old Town Manassas. Veterans’ organizations will host exhibits and informational booths for attendees, who can celebrate at no cost. Pipe and drum corps, high school bands, and antique and modern military vehicles are expected to highlight the day’s events, according to Locigno. “These Cold War veterans are owed a special debt,” said Mike Meier, a retired Marine and commander of the American Legion Post 10, based in Manassas.“Americans slept safe because millions of its citizenry spent their youth standing guard and watch, manning missile silos and ready lines protecting us from those who wished to harm our nation.” Locigno said the veterans’ parade is a respectful observation of veterans’ sacrifices and a fun community event, all in one. “We all have a good time and we have that chance to thank our men and women in uniform,” he said. Visit for more information.



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July 12, 1943 – The grave of the first American casualty on the beach during the invasion of Sicily.

1918 World War I, then referred to simply as The Great War (at the time, no one could imagine any war ever 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 11th hour of the 11th day of November 1918.



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Nov. 11: President Woodrow Wilson proclaims the first Armistice Day with the following words: “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both 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 Honoring Our Veterans - Advertising Supplement

beginning at 11 a.m., with the day also marked by parades and public meetings.

1920 On the second anniversary of the armistice, France and the United Kingdom hold ceremonies honoring their unknown dead from the war. In America, at the suggestion of church groups, Wilson names the Sunday nearest Armistice Day Sunday, on which should be held services in the interest of international peace.

1921 Congress passes legislation approving the establishment of a Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. Nov. 11 is chosen as the date for the ceremony. On Oct. 20, Congress declares Nov. 11, 1921, a legal federal holiday to honor all those who participated in the war. The ceremony was conducted with great success. November 2012



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 establish Nov. 11 as a legal holiday. At the federal level, an annual proclamation is issued by the president.

Congress passes the Monday Holiday Law, which established the fourth Monday in October as the new date for the observance of Veterans Day. The law is to take effect in 1971.

1971-1975 1938 Congress passes legislation on May 13 making Nov. 11 a legal federal holiday, 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 almost always follow the federal lead in designation of holidays.

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 Nov. 11 from 1972 to 1975. SIGNAL CORPS PHOTOS (CPL. HUTCHINSON)


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.

Legislation passed to return the federal observance of Veterans Day to Nov. 11, based on popular support throughout the nation. Since the change to the fourth Monday in October, 46 states had either continued to commemorate Nov. 11 or had reverted to the original date based on popular sentiment. The law was to take effect in 1978.



1941-1945, 1950-1953

On June 1, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs legislation changing the name of the legal holiday from Armistice Day to Veterans Day.

November 1967, Vietnam -Private First Class John Sizemore, Company C, stands guard on Hill 742 as the sun sets.

Veterans Day observance reverts to Nov. 11.

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By Alice Swan

Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War, Fairfax resident J.R. Cassidy has become a legend in the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics program. He has been competing in Senior Olympics since 1991— 21 years now—and at age 97, continues to bring home records and medals. Cassidy began his Navy career as a flag lieutenant for Rear Adm. Lynde McCormick, which took him to the deck of the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay for the Japanese surrender. He later went on to captain destroyers in the Pacific before retiring. That’s when he began his work at NASA, joining the race to the moon. He worked in the Apollo program for flights 7 through 13 as a technical training supervisor for engineers in flight tracking. In a remarkable career jump, he went from watching the stars from his destroyer bridge to tracking space capsules across those same stars.


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Cassidy jokes that he was already pretty senior when he started competing in Senior Olympics after he retired from NASA and began his medal-winning career. In the 21 years he’s been competing, he has collected some 233 medals—and that’s not counting his results from the 2012 games. More than medals, he’s set a number of state and local event records and winning streaks.

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Cassidy said he has never been beaten in the 50-meter backstroke and has won the discus for 19 years. He has slowed down a little from the 15 events he used to regularly compete in, but was still on the field for the Frisbee and javelin toss, long jump, and the softball hit and throw this year. Cassidy has collected a lot of fans and friends among his fellow competitors. That’s what keeps him competing—“I like the people, the participants and volunteers are great,” he said. He encouraged his fellow military retirees and veterans to get involved. “First, the program matches our competitive natures. It helps keep you in shape. The practice facilities and equipment are good and it gives you a goal to shoot for.” Cassidy is living proof of the motto: “You don’t stop playing when you get old; you get old when you stop playing.” November 2012


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Soviets ever invaded Europe. His first marriage was two weeks before his surprise orders for flight school—and Operation Desert Shield began that month, too, in August 1990. “My wife convinced herself that I’d never come home,” he said. When Desert Storm ended in 1991, Brian Moore left the Guard and became a teacher in Texas. In 1994, he began graduate school at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, studying for a master’s in environmental earth sciences and teaching part time at Wootton High School in Rockville and Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School in Washington, D.C. Then, another grad student who flew hurricane planes for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration told him that the Coast Guard was looking for pilots. All looked good talking to the recruiters, he said, until they said they only took recruits up to 30 years old—Brian Moore was 33 at the time. Despondent, he began walking out the door when the recruiter piped up, “Too bad you’re not an environmental manager.” His master’s work qualified him for a direct commission and dropped the age limit, just as it would for those with law, medical or engineering degrees.


Specialist Brian Moore at Fort Rucker in Alabama on the flight line.

“I had no idea what other things the Coast Guard did,” said Brian Moore. “Besides the obvious search and rescue stuff, everything the EPA (United States Environmental Protection Agency) does, we do out to 200 miles on sea. Everything OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) does on shore, we do at sea.” Since then, he has worked as a mechanical engineer, oilrig inspector and, today, disaster support liaison to FEMA.

Lt. Cmdr. Brian Moore is the third generation of his family to serve.

Capt. Daniel Moore Retired U.S. Marine Corps Brian Moore’s father Daniel is now 76. He and his wife Nancy live in Montgomery Village, Md. Daniel Moore had an exciting time in the service, joining right out of col-

lege in 1958. Serving in communications at the 2nd Marine Division and then at the 1st Infantry Regiment, he then volunteered for an extra year during the Berlin Crisis. Nancy Moore is a retired civilian scientist with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Daniel Moore has a distinct early memory of December 1941. Pearl Harbor had been bombed and he ran out of his house hollering, “We’re at war! We’re at war.” “I didn’t know what that was at the time, but I knew it was a big deal,” he said. “I got in right after Korea and just missed Vietnam, getting out in 1963,” said Daniel Moore. After his service, he worked for the Navy’s Bureau of Ships, then RCA and IBM. Along other achievements, he worked on the Space Shuttle Program in Texas. In October 1962, during the Cold War, Daniel Moore was based at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina during the Cuban missile crisis, “a few hours from Cuba by parachute,” he said. He was reading the intelligence coming out of Cuba and personally decoded the operations order regarding the crisis. “We knew what was going on and it didn’t look good,” he said. He volunteered to join an invasion battalion and his Marines were on full alert, with everything packed for combat. “Everyone went out and got their boots resoled.” The 13-day standoff ended with an agreement between


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President John F. Kennedy, United Nations Secretary-General U Thant and the Soviet Union’s Nikita Khrushchev. Daniel Moore didn’t originally intend to become a ground-pounding infantryman. “Because my father and my brother had been in the Army, it was always accepted that I would go into the service,” he said. “But I didn’t want to be in the Army. I didn’t think I’d make it as a pilot, either, though I later tried. The Navy meant being at sea for six months a year. My wife’s brother was a former Marine, so I signed up. They put me in the reserves until I graduated from college. But that got me seniority.” He went through Officer Candidates School at Marine Corps Base Quantico. An attempt to see if he could become a pilot with some test flights was a failure.“I got airsick on half of them,” laughed Daniel Moore. “I was OK when I was flying the plane, but then the major asked about aerobatics, flipped the plane over, and I told him, ‘Sir, I can hit this (airsickness) bag a lot easier if you turn us right side up again.’” Interestingly, Daniel Moore was technically in the Canadian Army Reserves for some time, as well. While attending the University of Ottawa, he was in the college band. After agreeing to become the local Reserves unit band, the Canadian Army outfitted them with uniforms and

instruments and put them on their roster. Time in the Canadian military was fitting, because Daniel Moore’s father had begun his career in the Canadian Army.

Edward Moore WWI Vet, Horse Artilleryman, Adventurer & Barnstormer Born in 1896 in northern New Jersey, Edward Moore lived the life of a daredevil and adventurer before he died at age 83. “World War I began and went on for years before the U.S. got into it, and Dad was impatient,” explained Daniel Moore of his father. So in 1914, having lived in upstate New York, Edward Moore joined the Canadian Army’s mounted artillery, who were already fighting the Kaiser’s forces in Europe. “He actually pulled a cannon around on horseback,” marveled his grandson Brian Moore. “I flew a military helicopter and he flew a military horse.” Edward Moore had left home in the sixth grade. He worked in factories along the Hudson River, as a soda jerk in Philadelphia and then in Florida orange groves. At 12 or 13, according to Daniel Moore, he jumped trains to California, where he worked in orchards. “He saved enough money to ride

inside the trains on the way back,” said Daniel Moore. As a teenager, Edward Moore worked as an electrician with the “Buffalo Bill’s Wild West” show for a season. “The horse artillery made sense for him because he was a skilled rider, and he didn’t want to be a common foot soldier,” said Daniel Moore of his father. Gunner Edward Moore spent three years in Europe and earned the Canadian equivalent of the U.S. Purple Heart decoration for wounds received in battle. Daniel Moore still has a shell casing from the gun his father dragged around France and Belgium. Over the years, Daniel Moore said his father would never talk about his battlefield experiences, but did tell about getting lost one night on the way back to the front, crawling into a barn to sleep and, upon waking up the next morning, finding three dead German soldiers in the barn with him. He also told him that the Canadians were fed on Australian hare, which was so tough and stringy that he was never able to eat rabbit again. Following the war, he became one of the first New York State Troopers. Then, he caught the flying bug and traveled to Stinson Field in San Antonio, Texas to learn to fly. In Houston, he found surplus planes from the war. The Curtiss JN-4 “Jenny” is a two-seat biplane that is one of the most popular air-

craft of all time. With his new plane, a young farm boy approached Edward Moore from Minnesota. Edward Moore made him a deal: If the kid would be his mechanic, he would teach him how to fly. The boy was Charles Lindbergh, who would later become a global hero for making the first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean in 1927. “Lindbergh was a farm boy, so he was a good mechanic,” said Daniel Moore. “Those old Jennys always needed something.” Edward Moore and Lindbergh put on a few flying circuses together. Edward Moore barnstormed through at least 46 states, said Daniel Moore. “When they ran out of money, they’d find a farmer’s field, land and take people for rides for a few dollars.” Edward Moore eventually returned to New York, married and started a family. He kept his plane in a garage for years, and worked for a time at the Franklin Automobile Company plant in Syracuse. Ironically, Franklin engines became the Lycoming engines of today, and are now used for helicopters, which his grandson Lt. Cmdr. Brian Moore flies. Edward Moore and his wife Hazel ran a resort hotel and, when the Depression hit, he worked in Hazel’s family’s fuel supply business. He later joined the U.S. Customs Service in 1940 and retired after 23 years of service.


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“I have always felt that people have several heroes in life, but instead of superheroes, mine have always been real-life heroes. By brother, Phillip Lawson, was one—as well as the donors of The Army Distaff Foundation.” - Shannon Corder

The Army Distaff Foundation’s Knollwood: A Military Retirement Residence The Army Distaff Foundation was formed in 1959 as a nonprofit organization. By 1962, thousands of Army wives worldwide had raised the necessary funds to open Army Distaff Hall as a residence for displaced Army widows. In 1962, the foundation established a Benevolent Fund to ensure that no eligible resident would ever be turned away. The Benevolent Fund is a legally restricted fund that provides financial assistance to those who would otherwise be eligible for admission but cannot afford to pay. From this date to the present, these funds have provided financial assistance in the form of partial or total payment of admission fees, monthly service charge, dining room charge and essential medical expenses. In 1989, eligibility for residency was extended to couples and retired male and female officers of all branches of the uniformed services and the Distaff Hall was renamed Knollwood. Since its inception,

Knollwood has expanded to include four levels of care: independent living, assisted living, a skilled nursing facility, and the Special Care Center for individuals with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Today, more than 300 male and female residents representing every branch of the service are proud to call Knollwood home. To fulfill the mission, vision and goals of the Army Distaff Foundation set forth by the founders, the foundation fundraises and reaches out to philanthropists, corporations, foundations and other organizations to preserve the mission and honor the sacrifice of service for a lifetime. With your support, we will continue to serve the American military family. For more information about the Army Distaff Foundation, contact Ashleigh Hughes, administrator of philanthropy, at 202-541-0492 or visit -Submitted by the Army Distaff Foundation

“My family, for generations, has been proud to serve in our armed forces—starting from my great-grandfather to my nieces and nephews currently involved in ROTC. As a family, we were raised in a small town in South Dakota, and by the time I was 21, both of my parents had passed and I became the guardian of my 14-year-old brother and 12-year-old sister. My baby brother was always the first to dive into activities, so it was no surprise when he came home and announced he had joined the Army. “Col. Phillip Lawson excelled in every aspect of Army life. Phillip was deployed twice to Vietnam. It was less than two days into his second deployment; his unit was attacked. Phillip sustained a head injury from the attack. After the initial brain surgery to relieve swelling, Phillip contracted pneumonia and other combat injury complications during his two-month fight to recover, and the complications of his injuries eventually took his life. “It was my brother’s service to the armed forces that allowed my sister the opportunity to make her home at Knollwood. “It was the charitable mission of the Army Distaff Foundation and their Benevolent Fund that gave my sister the opportunity to remain in her home at Knollwood. As my sister aged, she developed medical issues, which required additional health care and personal care services, costs her insurance and savings simply could not cover. The foundation’s Benevolent Fund made a significant difference in my sister’s life. ” -Shannon Corder


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