Archives for November 2014

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Reminder: Household Hazardous Waste Event at Schuylkill Mall tomorrow from 8am to 2pm. Proof of Schuylkill County residency required.

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Julietes November lunch at Lights Victorian Farm House

We enjoyed a delicious lunch today and were able to tour this beautifully decorated farm house.   A fun afternoon for everyone.

 

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THANK YOU TO ALL OUR VETERANS IN SWATARA VILLAGE

Wall Memorial to past and current veterans of Swatara Village

Wall Memorial to past and current veterans of Swatara Village

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 day 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 November 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 (52 Stat. 351; 5 U. S. Code, Sec. 87a) 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 (Public Law 380) on June 1, 1954, November 11th became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.

The important purpose of Veterans Day is this: A celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.

VETERANS DAY

 

On Tuesday, Nov. 11, our country will spend Veterans Day remembering and honoring all the men and women who served in our nation’s Armed Forces. Since 1919, when President Woodrow Wilson set aside the 11th day of November as Armistice Day, Americans in communities across our nation have gathered to honor our veterans and thank them for their service to our nation.

There are currently more than one million veterans living in Pennsylvania, making us the state with the fourth highest number of veterans out of all other states in America.

Thank you to all our veterans living here in our Village.

Tricks, Treats, Fun & Games!

Halloween Police

Can you guess who these costumed folks are?

Can you guess who these costumed folks are?

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Gamers trying to figure out who they are.

Gamers trying to figure out who they are.

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Quick Draw Artists

Quick Draw Artists

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Finger Food

Finger Food

Ghostly Figures

Ghostly Figures

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HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE EVENT

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