Save the date

The next Veterans Book Club meeting is Thursday, January 26th.  We will be reading the graphic novel, White Donkey: Terminal Lance.

The White Donkey was written and illustrated by infantry Marine and Iraq veteran Maximilian , creator of the hit comic strip “Terminal Lance.” Uriarte enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 2006 at the age of 19 and served for four years. During his first deployment to Iraq in 2007 he served as an MRAP turret gunner and dismount of India Company’s “Jump” platoon in the Zaidon region southeast of Fallujah. He deployed to Iraq again in 2009 as a billeted Combat Photographer and Combat Artist, then enrolled in California College of the Arts. In 2010 Uriarte created the popular comic strip “Terminal Lance” while still on active duty. The strip is now published in The Marine Corps Times and has grown immensely in popularity, with 450,000 Facebook followers and one million unique hits per month.

This book takes Uriarte’s work in a new direction. He goes beyond his lampooning of the Marine experience to provide a raw and compelling glimpse into the modern Corps.

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Veterans Day

Veterans Day, November 11  is intended to thank all those who honorably served in the military – in war time or peace time

The theme of the 2016 Veterans Day poster is “Courage – Honoring All Who Served. ”

Veterans Day Facts

  • November 1919 President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11th as “Armistice Day”.
  • May 13, 1938 November 11th Veterans Day became a National Holiday honoring Veterans of WWI.
  • Raymond Weeks led a parade on November 11th, 1947 honoring Veterans of all wars.
  • World War I fighting stopped on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.
  • In 1954 “Armistice Day” was renamed “Veterans Day” to honor American Veterans of all wars.

 

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