Remembering Armistice Day, 11/11/1918, at the Brighton Memorial Library and Buckland Park

Remembering Armistice Day, 11/11/1918, at the Brighton Memorial Library and Buckland Park

[11/9/21 Brighton Memorial Library. (left) David Kramer with the 11/11/1918 edition of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle and Matthew Bashore, BML Adult Services Manager, with the 11/11/1918 edition of the Rochester Times-Union. Photo: Heather DeMay, BML staff. See Donating to the beloved Brighton Memorial Library]

This Thursday, people will gather at the Brighton Veterans Memorial in Buckland Park at 2pm to commemorate Veterans Day, or Armistice Day as 11/11/1918 was originally called before becoming a national holiday.

Many memorable commemorations have taken place over the years. As seen in Edward R. Crone Jr. (aka Billy Pilgrim) remembered at the Brighton Veterans Memorial in Buckland Park, last year Matthew Bashore spoke about the marker dedicated to Edward R. Crone Jr. who died in WWII.

Matthew Bashore, Brighton Veterans Memorial in Buckland Park, 11/11/20 [Photo: Maya Giron, RIT Photojournalism ’23] See At his boyhood home site, Historic Brighton dedicates Marker to Edward Crone, Brighton War Hero and Famous Fictional Protagonist

As seen in A snowy 100th Veterans Day in Brighton and the Battle of the Bulge, we remembered the 100th Veterans Day.

Brighton Veterans Memorial 11/11/19 [Photo: David Kramer] From A snowy 100th Veterans Day in Brighton and the Battle of the Bulge

Recently, I discovered that my father had acquired and saved the 11/11/1918 editions of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. and the Rochester Times-Union.

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. 11/11/1918 [Eugene Kramer’s collection] See When all was quiet on the western front on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, 1918.

Today, I took a picture of the Times-Union edition at the Memorial in Buckland Park.

Brighton Veterans Memorial in Buckland Park [Photo: David Kramer, 11/9/21] See Veterans Day in Brighton

Then, I cycled down the Brickyard Trail to the Brighton Memorial Library where Matt kindly accepted my donation of the two editions that Matt planned to use in an upcoming exhibit on Veterans Day.

This afternoon, Matt set up the display.

BML display 11/9/21. Provided by Mathew Bashore. See also John le Carré (19 October 1931 – 12 December 2020) at the Brighton Memorial Library

UPDATE: SEE Veterans Day in Brighton, 2021, and the Buffalo Soldiers

ON A MEMORABLE 100th ANNIVERSARY OF ARMISTICE IN MT. HOPE CEMETERY

When all was quiet on the western front on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, 1918.

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About The Author

dkramer3@naz.edu

Welcome to Talker of the Town! My name is David Kramer. I have a Ph.D in English and teach at Keuka College. I am a former and still active Fellow at the Nazareth College Center for Public History. Over the years, I have taught at Monroe Community College, the Rochester Institute of Technology and St. John Fisher College. I have published numerous Guest Essays, Letters, Book Reviews and Opinion pieces in The New York Times, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, the Buffalo News, the Rochester Patriot, the Providence Journal, the Providence Business News, the Brown Alumni Magazine, the New London Day, the Boston Herald, the Messenger Post Newspapers, the Wedge, the Empty Closet, the CITY and Lake Affect Magazine.  My poetry appears in The Criterion: An International Journal in English and Rundenalia and my academic writing in War, Literature and the Arts and Twentieth Century Literary Criticism. Starting in February 2013, I wrote for three Democratic and Chronicle  blogs, "Make City Schools Better," "Unite Rochester," and the "Editorial Board." When my tenure at the D & C  ended, I wanted to continue conversations first begun there. And start new ones.  So we created this new space, Talker of the Town, where all are invited to join. I don’t like to say these posts are “mine.” Very few of them are the sole product of my sometimes overheated imagination. Instead, I call them partnerships and collaborations. Or as they say in education, “peer group work.” Talker of the Town might better be Talkers of the Town. The blog won’t thrive without your leads, text, pictures, ideas, facebook shares, tweets, comments and criticisms.

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