Not sure this is relevant, but before World War II, Nov. 11, was the only veterans day. It was simply labeled Armistice Day. We had a parade on Center, the main street before the 1984 arrival of Wal-mart. Veterans wore 1918 army uniforms, and Calvary Vets rode horses. Early on they marched on foot to the music of the Ole Gray Mare Band, a Brown County Band known nationwide. The entire town of 13,000 felt good about it – except 15 old grouches. As to welcoming veterans home from the Korean War there was none, but our government took care of us with free college studies and job preference. America taxed itself then to treat us good. America was better then.


Colonel George Day

Brownwood, Texas