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THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, NOVENBER 4, 2015 Page 3 Walsh County Spotlight The merchants below are / / I proudto announce: _l @ First Care Health Center Auxiliary will be holding a HOLIDAY BAZAAR on Wednesday; Nov. 4 from I I:00 a.m. to 1:30 Ip'm'08- in the Park River American Legion- 5th St E., Park River, ND. Lunch, Bake Sale & Gift Items for sale. Interested becomi a spotlight sponsc Contact the Press at 701-284-6333 COUNTY Park River PO Box 49 AUTO PARTS [ Park River ~ 284-7244 Adams 944-2231 Grafton ,352-3668 T UNITED Michigan 259-2112 --"' Bank&lnsurance H oople 894-6123 Crystal ~ 657-2168 110 4th St. E Park River 284-7221 \ Jim's Super Valu 101 3rd St. W Park River For all your dinner needs! -Walsh County Veterans Service Office As we edge closer to the annual holiday that is Veterans Day I began to think how many of us out there really know what it is and how it came into being. I think most people understand, given the name of the Holiday itself that it has to do with veterans of our armed forces. Surprisingly enough that is where most American's knowl- edge of the day ceases. I thought it would be appropriate to provide a little background into the Holiday that some might find interesting but all should find relevant. The history of Veterans Day comes out of the backdrop to the end of the Great War or World War 1 as its more universally become known. The war itself was declared over with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles on June 28, 1919. Seven months prior to that date, however, and armistice or temporary cessation to hostilities was signed and went into effect on the 11 th hour of the 11 th day of the 11 th month of 1918. This ended the hostilities and began the long and ar- duous process of peace and rebuilding. In November of 1919 then President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed that November 11 th would be commemorated as Armistice Day. In 1938 Congress officially made Annistice Day an official holi- day so that is could be dedicated to the cause of world peace. After the end of World War II and the Korean Conflict the 83rd Congress at the request of the veteran's service organizations such as the Amer- ican Legion and VFW amended the 1938 act and renamed the holi- day Veterans Day to be a day of remembrance for all service members both past and present. Whereas Memorial Day was for the remem-, brance of the fallen, Veterans Day was for the remembrance of all: that had put on the uniform. President Eisenhower stated that by re-i naming the holiday to Veterans Day our nation was "insuring propeq and widespread observance of this anniversary and that all veterans, veteran's service organizations and all citizenry should join together in the common purpose. Interestingly enough in June of 1968 President Johnson signed a bill that actually moved the Holiday to a Monday in October so as to give federal employees a three day weekend and encourage travel and recreation activities. The new date proved to be confusing and there was growing support to have the date restored to November 11 th on the grounds of its historic and patriotic significance. Therefore on September 20th 1975 President Gerald Ford signed a law that moved the date back to November llth beginning in 1978. Since that day Veterans Day is and has become the single most important and rele- vant holiday in dedication and remembrance of all those that have served. Just a tidbit of history that I hope you found interesting. Chris Kratochvil * Vrhlsh County Veterans Service Officer Administrative Building, 638 Cooper Ave Ste 5, Grafion By Jim Miller Dear Savkv Seniot; nearby hospital discharge planner; Can you give me some tips on or friends, family or neighbors picking a good nursing honle/br my who may have had a loved one in mother,who has A lzheim r :v di. - a nursing home. Ideally, the nursing ease? I ve been taking care o['her homes should be close to family at home, but she, gotten to the. r,point members and friends who can vis- where she "s too much Jbr me to hart- it often, because residents with fie- die. quent visitors usually get better Overwhehned Daughter care. Compare nursing homes: To re- Dear Overwhelmed, search and compare the nursing Choosing a good nursing hom, e homes on your list, use Medicare's for a loved one with Alzheimer s nursing home compare tool at disease is a very important decision medicare'gv/nursinghmecm- that requires careful evaluation and pare. This tool provides a 5-star rat- some homework. Here are some ing system on recent health in- steps that can help you find a good spections, staff~ng, quality of care, facility and avoid a bad one. and overall rating. Make a list: There are several You should also contact your lo- sources you can turn to for referrals cal long-term care ombudsman. to nursing homes in your area: Your Area Agency on Aging (call 800-677-1116 for contact infor- Contpage 5 mation); your mom's doctor or EDINBURG, N.D. -- Blood forming the public of the need for drive co-coordinators Lynette blood." Langerud and Aleda Flom, and the The Edinburg American Legion Edinburg American Legion Auxil- Auxiliary was also responsible for iary have sponsored another very registering donors and providing re- successful blood drive. The drive freshments. Others who assisted held in Edinburg on October 12th were: Mary Burkett, Mary Seim, saw 32 people volunteer to donate Nancy Seim, Bey Hanuner, Diane blood and 30 were able to give. Sev- Pitcher, Eunice Evenson, Bud en people gave blood on the auto- mated 2RBC machine which col- Langerud, Chuck Mielke, Erik lects two traits of red blood cells dttr- Langerud, Jim Kertz, and LeRoy ing the donation, so a total of 37 Pederson. Space to hold the drive products were collected. Two peo- was provided by the Community pie gave blood for the first time. Center. According to Weldon Roberts, On behalf of the patients who Donor Recruitment Representative benefited, United Blood Services ap- for United Blood Services, "Corn- preciates all the thoughtful people munities like Edinburg make a re- who volunteered to help others by gional blood program work. People giving of themselves. volunteer to donate when there has Blood is for sharing; you have been a well organized campaign, in- truly given the "Gift of Life." wasn't as much making the big profit. His priority was integrity in his work. Would you, with me and for dad, invest your efforts in a job well- done and carry on that seed of his life? Morn and I were talking the other day about the many kind words and memories that people have shared about dad. It's almost like they fill a cup with a warm, comforting drink. She made a thoughtful comment: "I wish dad could have heard these words." And maybe he did get to hear some of these words, but I was thinking about how so often we live our busy life and forget to share things that have been meaningful about someone until after they have moved on. So I have an idea: let's freely give away experiences, thoughts, observations, etc. that are meaningful to those we love. And let's do it for my dad. I am so grateful for my dad. I am so grateful to know that he is whole, safe, and in a place where pure love is without limits--the kind of love that gives of itself fully even to dying--like a seed--the kind of love that Jesus showed when he lived his whole life to love and then died on the cross for us and rose to new life. I am grateful that dad put his faith in that love of Jesus. I am grateful that one day I will be able to join him forever and meet all the new friends that he has made. kdld you know dad--he would want all of his friends here to join him, too. Can't you just see him now, standing tall and strong with that twinkle in his eye, a big hug, and a hearty welcome--a welcome from a friend. Happy BirthOay November 3, 1927 Moon Beams- To Amelia a wonde l evening ' All the lime I watch you two .Moon is shiningso .bright And send my .heppy love He seems to sayi .mA From across the lakt I am so 1orolJg cause it is soon I wish to extend my tender love Your birthday hour tonight For Earl and I /see you and Earl together Wdh my 0u eached hand SIS shari all your I rthday I wish you many more birthdays memones Foryou and FAd . Since the first lime you met You may share together again In natures gentle b eeze a prayer and a message I have followed your pathway of God gave me to send to you life and Earl All these years When another bi.rthd .a_y comes Happiness, sorrow, and tears _ due for .you Amelia Slill bur lives go on .My nature's friend Never missing a .beat I am so glad you have Earl to I know mere Is a pace in your hold-your hand hearts Good night Amelia and Earl You and Earl have a spedal I have never saw a more loving retreat every evening When I begin to awake I gaze across the regbn, across every lake From,my; place in heaven above coupe From my place dose to heaven My Ind moon will glow for you Amelia A year lrom now For you and your husband Happy Birthday, Honey. Many more to come. Love you always, Earl. 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