Monthly Archives: December 2014

Post Provides Blue Star Banner to Parents of Deployed Navy Corpsman

James R. Hickey Post #120, is proud to be able to provide a Blue Star Banner to the parents of a recently deployed Navy Corpsman, Noah Dobbins.  Noah was recently deployed to Monrovia, the capital of Liberia, to assist in the humanitarian assistance in combating the Ebola virus.  Noah is there as one who will help train the people of Liberia in the ways to deal with this deadly virus.  Pictured below, Post Commander Ann Guest reads the citation that is part of the ceremony when the Blue Star Banner is provided.  James R. Hickey Post #120 takes great pride in being able to honor our service personnel by supporting their families here at home.  Receiving the Banner is Noah’s mother, Mrs. Emily DeWind and her husband, Derrick DeWind.

Emily and Derrick DeWind received a Blue Star Banner in a ceremony at the James R. Hickey Post.

Blue Star Banner Ceremony

Centennial of World War I

World War I began 100 years ago.  During the Christmas Season of 1914, men from England and Germany faced each other across a shell pocked piece of real estate, doing what men in trenches could do.  A little known event took place that, when discovered by the generals, they made sure it never happened again.  Over 800,000 men were lost by the British during that war and it is hard to believe that this could have happened. However, on Christmas Day, 1914, it did happen.  The link below is to an advertisement by Sainsbury’s, a British company, made and supported by the Royal British Legion. A few million people have watched this around the world.  Some liked it, some not.  You decide for yourself.  It is an interesting piece of history not usually publicized.  Thanks to Dan Moore, (USAF Ret.) for this memory for the Centennial.

Christmas in the British Trench, 1914