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For The Veterans

“Now, Therefore, I, Dwight D. Eisenhower, President of the United States of America, do hereby call upon all of our citizens to observe Thursday, November 11, 1954, as Veterans Day.  On that day let us solemnly remember the sacrifices of all those who fought so valiantly, on the seas, in the air, and on foreign shores, to preserve our heritage of freedom; and let us reconsecrate ourselves to the task of promoting an enduring peace so that their efforts shall not have been in vain.”

~excerpt from Title 3 — The President — Proclamation 3071, 11/11/54

Forrest J. Mitchell Jr.(9/1/1895 – 3/25/1953) — World War I (my grandfather)

F. J. Mitchell III — World War II (my uncle)

Robert E. Mitchell

Robert E. Mitchell (11/21/34 – 7/8/08 ) – Cold War — my father

Richard D. Mitchell (10/13/27 – 3/27/89) — served approx. 1946 – 1949 (my uncle)