Military salute at closing ceremony of National Hispanic Heritage Month

Posted Online: Oct. 08, 2012, 1:33 pm
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Press release submitted by Maria Mier

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Council 10 will honor the military at a closing ceremony of National Hispanic Heritage Month on Monday, October 15th, 11AM at the LeClaire Park Levee in Davenport. The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, Division 9, will do the honor of the "Seaside Wreath Salute"; tossing seven wreaths into the Mississippi River each for the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Merchant Marines, Navy; and, the MIA-POW.

Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion Posts, military personnel; and, the public are invited. The Mexican-American Veterans Association (MAVA) will present the colors and firing squad. Also on the program will the singing of the National Anthem and welcome by LULAC president, Michael Reyes.

LULAC Youth Council 600 have volunteered to make the seven wreaths for the second year of its presentation,


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1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.

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