Monday, November 7, 1938
ARMISTICE DAY 1918 – 1938
20 YEARS AGO FRIDAY
PEACE, the dictionary tell us, is --- a state of tranquility or quiet.
That is the happiest state of being the world can possibly hope to
enjoy, with all nations understanding one another’s problems; all
people tolerant of each other. HONOR, the dictionary tells us, among
its many meanings, is --- that which rightfully attracts esteem, as
dignity and courage; integrity and uprightness. That is the highest
recognition which can be given a man’s character. If, then, we could
all go through life upholding honor, and with that honor, maintain the
principles of peace, then perhaps, “war” could be something of the
past, just another word in the dictionary to be looked up when studying
history. Twenty years ago the whole world knew what war was. Twenty
years ago millions of eager, hopeful young feet marched to war.
Today—twenty years later—its meaning is still so very clear. Today is a
day for memories, but it is also a day to look into the future; for
families to gather around the men they love, and looking fondly into
one another’s eyes say---we are Americans, we will always further the
cause of Peace---what a true American sense of Honor!
[This article was accompanied with an Armistice Day banner and two
photos honoring the 20th anniversary.]