The members and officers of the Alert Fire Co. No. 1 would like to say thank you to all of our veterans who have served our country, so that we may enjoy our freedoms and security of the greatest nation on earth. God bless all of you and God Bless America.
Last year we saluted 13 of our fire company members who served in our Armed Forces during World War I, 28 members who served during the Vietnam War in 2017, 14 members who served during the Korean War in 2016 and in 2015 we saluted 84 of our members who served during World War II.
Today, on this 101st. Anniversary of Armistice Day we would like to honor the seven members of our company, who served our great nation during the Civil War.
Armistice Day is commemorated every year on November 11 to mark the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany, for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front of WWI. This event took effect at eleven o’clock in the morning—the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” of 1918. The armistice initially expired after a period of 36 days. A formal peace agreement was only reached when the Treaty of Versailles was signed the following year.
This year we would like to honor the seven members of the Alert Fire Co. No. 1, who served our great nation during the Civil War. Below, is the list of those Alert Heroes:
Reese M. Bailey
David M. Cox
Captain George C. M. Eicholtz
James R. Gordon
J. Hunter Wills