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What is a Veteran?
By Jim Kill Some veterans bear visible signs of their service; a missing limb, a jagged scar, a certain look in the eye. Others may carry the evidence inside them; a pin holding a bone together, a piece of shrapnel in the leg – or perhaps another sort of inner steel: the soul’s alloy forged in the refinery of adversity. Except in parades, however, the men and women who have kept America safe wear no badge or emblem. You can’t tell a vet just by looking. So just what is a vet? He is the cop on the beat who spent six months in Iraq sweating two gallons a day making sure the armored personnel carriers didn’t run out of fuel. She is the scrub nurse at the county hospital who fought against futility and went to sleep sobbing every night for two solid years in Da Nang. He is the local loudmouth, dumber than a wooden plant, whose overgrown, frat-boy behavior is outweighed a hundred times by four hours of extraordinary bravery near the 38th parallel. He is the POW who went away one person and came back another – or didn’t come back at all. He is the Quantico drill instructor that has never seen combat – but has saved countless lives by turning slouchy, no-account rednecks and gang members into Marines, and teaching them to watch each other’s backs. He is the parade-riding Legionnaire who pins on his ribbons and medals with a prosthetic hand. He is the three anonymous Heroes in the Tomb of the Unknowns whose presence at Arlington National Cemetery must forever preserve the memory of all the anonymous heroes whose valor died unrecognized with them on the battlefield or in the ocean’s sunless depth. He is the retiree bagging groceries at the supermarket – palsied and aggravatingly slow – who helped liberate a Nazi death camp and who wishes all day long that his wife were still alive to hold him when the nightmares come. He is an ordinary – yet extraordinary – human being, a person who offered some of his life’s most vital years in the service of his country, and sacrificed his ambitions so others would not have to sacrifice theirs. He is the vanguard of our future, a sword in the darkness, and nothing less than the finest, greatest testimony on behalf of the finest, greatest nation ever known. So remember, each time you see someone who has served our country, just remember two simple words. That’s all most vets need, and, in most cases, it will mean more than any medal or ribbon ever awarded. Those two simple words that mean so much – “Thank You.”
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Logan VFW creates fallen veterans’ recognition By Mary Darling Members of the Logan Veterans of Foreign Wars have a goal of honoring fallen veterans for their service to the country. In the past, the memorial flags, donated by the families of veterans who have passed away, were on display each Memorial Day at the Logan Cemetery. A few years ago, the VFW members applied for a grant from the Wood Foundation to purchase new, three-foot by five-foot nylon flags for each veteran buried in the cemetery. Those flags would then be put on display each Memorial Day and the others returned to the families. The VFW also wanted to make sure each veteran is recognized. “We wanted to come up with some kind of a naming system,” said VFW Commander Jim Kill. “Rather than having a name on each flag, we decided to have a permanent display to be put up at the ceremony on Memorial Day that would have all the names of the veterans on it,” Kill said. According to Kill, once a year, the names of the veterans who have passed away, can be added to this
display on engraved nameplates. “If and when we use up the three plates, it can be expanded,” Kill said. According to Kill, Ron Duncan has been instrumental in getting the project off the ground. “He found companies able to do the work and Roger Androy and Rick O’Neill arranged with Alan Hirst of Midwest Welding, Modale, to build the box which houses the nameplates and the poles.” Kill said funds for this project also came from the Wood Foundation grant. After Memorial Day, VFW members plan to set four spots to hold flags for next year’s Memorial Day. “We want to have the entire cemetery encircled,” Kill said. “We hope to have 200 flags flying there next year.” Flags flying in the cemetery this coming Memorial Day will be in memory of the following: Theron Arthur, George Bardsley, Donald Barkhoff, Dale Biggerstaff, Coy Birks, Ralph Black, Harry Bloom, Gus Boies, Kenenth Bonham Sr., Arthur Boss, Lemuer Botler, John Boyd, Wayne Boyd, Joseph Brsnahan, Thomas Buckley,
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THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The words, “I pledge allegiance to my flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation indivisible, with liberty and justice for all,” was written in September of 1892 by Francis Bellamy for “The Youth’s Companion” magazine in Boston. The phrase was printed on leaflets and sent to schools throughout the United States. The first organized use of the Pledge of Allegiance came on Oct. 12, 1892, when some 12 million American school children recited it to commemorate the 400year anniversary of Columbus’ voyage. In 1923, the first
National Flag Conference in Washington D.C. voted to change the words “my flag” to “The flag of the United States of America.” Congress officially recognized the Pledge of Allegiance in 1942, but in 1943, the
Supreme Court ruled public school students could not be forced to recite it. The words “under God” were added in 1954 by then President Eisenhower, who stated at the time: “In this way, we are reaffirming the tran-
scendence of religious faith in America’s heritage and future; in this way, we shall constantly strengthen those spiritual weapons which forever will be our country’s most powerful resource in peace and war.”
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“The Star Spangled Banner”
“Oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming? Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight, O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming? And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there. Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?” “The Star Spangled Banner” was written by Francis Scott Key in 1814. Key practiced law in Baltimore during the War of 1812. In 1814, one of Key’s friends, Dr. Beanes, was held prisoner by the British aboard the ship Minden in Baltimore harbor. Key decided he would try to obtain his friend’s release. Carrying a flag of truce and a letter from President James Madison, Key rowed out to the ship. His request for the friend’s freedom was granted, but both men were detained onboard because the British were about to bombard Ford McHenry. During the bombardment, Key watched the Stars and Stripes flying over the fort. Darkness fell, and he no longer could see the flag. But the fort kept on firing back at the British, so Key knew the American stronghold had not surrendered. When daylight returned, Key was overjoyed to see that “the flag was still there.” Taking an old envelope from his pocket, he wrote the opening words: “O say, can you see by the dawn’s early light, what so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming, whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight, o’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming.” After he returned to shore, Key completed the verse, later published in the Baltimore American, Sept. 2, 1814. It was sung as a popular patriotic tune and from time to time the Army and Navy leaders designated it as the national athem for official occasions. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed it the national athem. Continuous lobbying by the Veterans of Foreign Wars led to Congress designating the song as the official national athem of the United States on March 3, 1931.
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PROPER STEPS TO FOLD AMERICAN FLAG STEP 1
To properly fold the flag, begin by holding it waist-high with Turn the outer end point inward, parallel to the open edge, to another person so that its surface is parallel to the ground. form a second triangle.
Fold the lower half of the stripe section lengthwise over the The triangular folding is continued until the entire length of the flag is folded in this manner. field of stars, holding the bottom and top edges securely.
Fold the flag again lengthwise with the blue field on the outside. When the flag is completed folded, only a triangular blue field of stars should be visible.
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American flag disposal ceremony Members of the Weiss Post of the American Legion and Auxiliary gathered on the property of Ed Perkins for a Flag Disposal Ceremony this spring. The flag disposal box in Woodbine was made a reality by Army National Guard Sergeant First Class and Woodbine Resident Rob Neligh in July, 2010, has served its purpose well. It has given tired, worn out United States Flags an interim home before the American Legion Auxiliary could perform the proper ceremony. And the May 6 ceremony served as the final stop for 65 of those flags in Neligh’s flag disposal box inside the doors of the Woodbine Carnegie Library. Weiss Post Commander Dave Gardener conducted the ceremony. The five members present for the ceremony formed the traditional line as the flags were inspected and declared unserviceable. “Let these faded flags of our Country
be retired and destroyed with respectful and honorable rites and their places be taken by bright, new flags of the same size and kind and let no grave of our soldier, sailor or airman dead be unhonored or unmarked,” Gardner said prior to the burning. Before the flags were properly disposed of by flames, Gardner said a short prayer. “We thank you for our country and its flag and for the liberty for which it stands,” he said. “To a clean and purging flame we commit these flags spread over us and bring our hearts renewed devotion to God and country. Amen.” The ceremony, including the disposal of the 65 flags, lasted only approximately half an hour. If you are currently the holder of an unserviceable flag, it may be properly disposed of by entering it into the flag disposal box inside the doors of the Woodbine Carnegie Library.
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A total of 65 flags were retired during the Weiss Unit American Legion Auxiliary Flag Disposal Ceremony held on May 6 on Ed Perkins’ property. Perkins is pictured on the left. Photo: Submitted
FLAG CODE The U.S. Code, a compilation of federal laws, contains the U.S. Flag Code. This code states that when the flag “is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.”
of cutting the stripes into 13 individual stripes and removing the stars from the blue background, which should always be left whole. Then the flag is considered ready to burn. Another acceptable method for disposing of a flag is to leave it whole, fold it into the customary triangle and then place it into the fire.
GROUPS THAT DISPOSE OF FLAGS
DISPOSAL Individuals who want to dispose of a flag should first cut the flag apart, so it can no longer be considered a flag. This consists
Many groups, such as the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and both the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, will normally take tattered flags and burn them in a proper ceremony.
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PROPER FLAG ETIQUETTE DISPLAYING THE FLAG OUTDOORS • When the flag is displayed from a staff projecting from a window, balcony or a building, the union should be at the peak of the staff unless the flag is at half staff. • When it is displayed from the same flagpole with another flag – or a state, community, society or Scout unit – the flag of the United States must always be at the top, except the church pennant may be flown above the flag during church services for Navy personnel when conducted by a Naval chaplain on a ship at sea. • When the flag is displayed over a street, it should be hung vertically, with the union (stars) to the north or east. If the flag is suspended over a sidewalk, the flag’s union should be farthest from the building. • When flown with flags of states, communities or societies on separate flag poles that are of the same height and in a straight line, the flag of the United States is always placed in the position of honor – to its own right. The other flags may be smaller but none may be larger. No other flag should
ever be placed above it. The flag of the United States is always the first flag raised and the last to be lowered. • When flown with the national banner of other countries, each flag must be displayed from a separate pole of the same height. Each flag should be the same size. They should be raised and lowered simultaneously. The flag of one nation should not be displayed above that of another nation. RAISING AND LOWERING THE FLAG • The flag should be raised briskly and lowered slowly and ceremoniously. Ordinarily, it should be displayed only between sunrise and sunset. It should be illuminated if displayed at night. The flag of the United States is saluted as it is hoisted and lowered. The salute is held until the flag is unsnapped from the halyard or through the last note of music, whichever is the longest. DISPLAYING THE FLAG INDOORS • When on display indoors, the flag is accorded the place of honor, always positioned to its own right. Place it to the right of the
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speaker or staging area or sanctuary. Other flags should be to the left. • The United States flag should be at the center and at the highest point of the group when a number of flags of states, localities or societies are grouped for display. • When one flag is used with the flag of the United States, and the staffs are crossed, the flag of the United States is placed on its own right with its staff in front of the other flag. • When displaying the flag against a wall, vertically or horizontally, the flag’s union should be at the top, to the flag’s own right, and to the observer’s left. PARADING AND SALUTING THE FLAG • When carried in a procession, the flag should be to the right of the marchers. When other flags are carried, the flag of the United States may be centered in front of the others or carried to their right. When the flag passes in a procession, or when it is hoisted or lowered, all should face the flag and salute. THE SALUTE • To salute, all persons come to attention. Those in uniform give the appropri-
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ate formal salute. Citizens not in uniform salute by placing their right hand over the heart and men with head cover should remove it and hold it to left shoulder, hand over the heart. Members of the organizations in formation salute upon command of the person in charge. THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE AND NATIONAL ANTHEM • The Pledge of Allegiance should be rendered by standing at attention, facing the flag and saluting. •When the national anthem is played or sung, citizens should stand at attention and salute at the first note and hold the salute through the last note. The salute is directed to the flag, if displayed, otherwise to the music. THE FLAG IN MOURNING • To place the flag at half staff, hoist it to the peak for an instant and lower it to a position half way between the top and bottom of the staff. The flag is to be raised again to the peak for a moment before it is lowered. On Memorial Day, the flag is displayed at half staff
The Woodbine Boy Scout Troop 51 raised the new American Flag mounted on a new flag pole in White’s Floral Gardenm, Woodbine, during a 9/11 Remembrance and Flag Pole Dedication Ceremony. Pictured here are Scouts Logan Worth, left, and Chris Andersen. Photo: Nikki Davis until noon and at full staff from noon to sunset. • The flag is to be flown at half staff in mourning for designated, principal government leaders and upon presidential or gubernatori-
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HISTORY OF VETERAN’S DAY World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” – officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh month. For that reason, November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.” In November, 1919, President Wilson proclaimed Nov. 11 as the first commemoration of 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…” An Act approved May 13, 1938, made the 11th of
November in each year a legal holiday – a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be thereafter celebrated and known as “Armistice Day.” Armistice Day was primarily a day set aside to honor veterans of World War I, but in 1954, after World War II had required the greatest mobilization of soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen in the Nation’s history; after American forces had fought aggression in Korea, the 83rd Congress, at the urging of the veterans service organizations, amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word “Armistice” and inserting in its place the word “Veterans.” With the approval of this legislation on June 1, 1954, Nov. 11 became a day to honor American veterans of all wars. Later that same year, on Oct. 8, President Dwight D. Eisenhower issued the first “Veterans Day Proclamation” which stated: “In order to insure proper and widespread observance of this anniversary, all veterans, all veterans’ organizations, and the entire citizenry will wish to
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join hands in the common purpose. Toward this end, I am designating the Administrator of Veterans’ Affairs as Chairman of a Veteran’s Day National Committee, which shall include such other persons as the Chairman may select, and which will coordinate at the national level necessary planning for the observance. I am also requesting the heads of all departments and agencies of the Executive branch of the government to assist the National Committee in every way possible.” On that same day, President Eisenhower sent a letter to the Honorable Harvey V. Higley, Administrator of Veterans’ Affairs, designating him as Chairman of the Veterans Day National Committee. In 1958, the White House advised VA’s General Counsel the 1954 designation of the VA Administrator as Chairman of the Veteran’s Day National Committee applied to all subsequent VA Administrators. Since March, 1989, when VA was elevated to a cabinet level department, the Secretary of Veterans’ Affairs has served as the committee’s chair-
The veterans’ groups in Harrison County routinely take part in Memorial Day ceremonies such as this one at the Logan Cemetery. man. The Uniform Holiday Bill was signed on June 28, 1968, and was intended to ensure three-day weekends for federal employees by celebrating four, national holidays on Mondays: Washington’s Birthday, Memorial Day, Veterans Day and Columbus Day. It was thought these extended weekends would encourage travel, recreational and cultural activities and stimulate greater industrial and commercial production. Many states did not agree with this decision and continued to celebrate the holi-
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days on their original dates. The first Veteran’s Day under the new law was observed with much confusion on Oct. 25, 1971. It was quite apparent the commemoration of this day was a matter of historic and patriotic significance to a great number of our citizens, so on Sept. 20, 1975, President Gerald R. Ford signed Public Law 94-97 that returned the annual observance of Veteran’s Day to its original date of Nov. 11, beginning in 1978. This action supported the desires of the overwhelming majority of state legislatures, all
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Woodbine Weiss Post No. 143 Auxiliary organized in October, 1922 Fri., Oct. 20, 1922, a group of ladies met for the purpose of organizing an Auxiliary to the Woodbine Post of the American Legion. Mrs. Clara Bonham, Council Bluffs, was present to instruct the ladies in organizing and applying for a charter. Short talks were given by The Rev. P.M. McDermott, P.L. Vining, Commander of the Post, and R.E. Fogelsong, Post Adjutant. After signing the request for a charter, officers were elected to serve the new organization. They were: President, Mrs. J.R. Aughey; Vice-President, Mrs. J.J. Weiss; Secretary, Mrs. Eda Bauerle; and treasurer, Mrs. G. M. LaSourd. Weiss Post and unit were
named in memory of Charles Louis Weiss, a member of Co. M. 168th Infantry, the Rainbow Division, killed in action July 14, 1918. A charter was granted April 22, 1923, and was signed by Iowa’s department president and secretary and the national president and secretary. As membership grew, many projects were carried out. Working with the Legion Post, they contributed to a lighted playing field, the purchase of a Legion Hall and the building of a swimming pool. When the State Weiss Post 143 members are pictured at a Veteran’s Day ceremony at Woodbine High School. The members are, left to right, American Legion Auxiliary Don Clark, Dave Gardner, Harley Mether, Dwight Mills and Paul Marshall. Photo: Nikki Davis held its first “Girls State,” Woodbine sent its first girl, the unit is celebrating 89 Dean Gau, Korea Leo Kenkel, WWII Ervin Poore, Vietnam Phyllis Smith, a junior in years of service. Clair Gunther, WWII Stephen Kenkel, Lynn Royer, Korea the high school. That was Members of the Robert Hammitt, Vietnam Robert Schraeder in 1946. Woodbine Weiss Post 143 Vietnam Mary Kenkel-Hardy Harold Seaman, In 1947, American Legion as regisFrancis Harper, Jr., Gerald Lewis, WWII Vietnam 20 Moline tered include: Vietnam Bruce Majerus James Seymour, elms were Larry Barry, Vietnam William Harris, Korea Loren Mann, WWII Vietnam planted at Woodbine Ralph Barry, Korea Patrick Hatterman, Paul Marshall Lawrence Shaffer, WWII the City Harry Boustead, Jr., Vietnam Brandon McHugh, Robert Stanislav, Korea Park, a living WWII Municipal Neil Jensen, Vietnam Persian Gulf Glenn Thompson, memorial to Ray Childers, WWII Forrest Johnson, Korea Harley Mether, Korea Korea the men and Light & Donald Clark, Korea Donald Kelley Zell Millard, WWII Dennis Wakehouse, women of all Bertha Corwin, WWII Thomas Kelley, WWII Dwight Mills, Korea Vietnam wars. Most of James Cotton, Korea Walter Kelley, WWII Alfred Mohn, Korea Robert Weiss Power the trees Charles, Diskin, Bernard Kenkel, Korea Solomon Mohn, Mark Westermeyer, d i e d , Vietnam Daniel Kenkel, Persian Vietnam Vietnam Phone: 647-2340 destroyed by Larry Douglas, Korea Gulf Burton Moores, WWII Dutch Elm If no answer, call 647-2345 Editor’s Note: Names listed John Ganzhorn, Julianne Kenkel Wilbur Moores, WWII disease. Chris Waite, Superintendent without wars were unavailVietnam Kevin Kenkel, Persian Martin Murdock, In 2011, www.woodbineia.org able at press time. David Gardner, Vietnam Gulf Persian Gulf
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