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Page 16, Cloverdale Reveille, November 12, 1997 ARMISTICE was signed at Versaille, France, at 11 am on Novembei 11, 1918. At this time an aerial bomb was re- leased that exploded into an American flag floating in the sky and then the parade continued. After the parade there were re- marks from the reviewing stand by Cloverdale Mayor McClelland and Congressman Clarence Lea. There were many elaborate floats in the parade and these were the highlights for us as children. My father was very active in the American Legion and since we had a large yard at our ranch, their floats were usually built at our place. I can remember what fun it was to watch the floats take shape and listen to the men kidding around. They usually had a jug of red wine for refreshments. Over the years some of my friends and I were privileged to ride on the floats. We felt quite important riding along high above the crowd and waving to all the people. This countwyide celebration of Armistice Day continued with a different city as host each year until World War II. We all, young and old, looked forward to this day to wave our flag and watch our veterans marching proudly, many still in their uniforms. It was like a county fair where peo- ple from all over the county came together to visit and enjoy the patriotic festivities. Each town had an officials "Dugout" at their vet- erans' meeting hall where the men could congregate for drinks and telling their war stories. I can re- member more than once waiting for mom to get Dad out of the "Dugout" so we could go on to dinner or the next event. I remember going to these cele- brations at Healdsburg, Santa Rosa, Petaluma and Guerneville. Most were one day events unless Nov. 11 fell on Saturday, Sunday or Monday. After World War II this holiday was renamed Veterans Day and changed to the second Monday in November so people could have a three day holiday. Now all the stores remain open and have big sales and people spend the holidays shopping, ski- ing or fishing, but seldom attend any patriotic services. The meaning of the holidays seems to have been lost after it was changed to Veterans Day and a Monday rather than November 11th. TEACHERS grim, but with both sides refusing to discuss many details, because of possible litigation involving the recent complaint filed by the teach- ers association, information is sparse. Increasing the difficulty for both I sides is the district s current finan- cial plight. It was discovered in August that due to an accounting error, the district has overestimat- ed its income for this fiscal year by $670,544. The error occurred when an en- try of property tax revenues was made twice. The Sonoma County Office of Education is helping the district by creating a three-person Fiscal Crisis Management team to prepare a report on how to deal with the situation. The report will be made public soon. STROM-MARTIN m with the legislature to be able to dip into these revenues when needed. "From our perspective, it is absolutely necessary to protect further raids on our property tax- es in order to protect our well- being," he stated. Strom-Martin said she agreed. INN tor, and that the senior housing development should draw a lot of visitors. The Holiday Inn Express is dif- ferent from Holiday Inns in that it will not feature an indoor restau- rant. It will feature a large swim- ming pool, large jacuzzi, spa and sauna, and an interior corridor. It will be a two story building rest- ing on an approximately 42 to 45,000 square foot lot. The parcel adjacent to the motel is set aside for an upscale restau- rant. Desai says the drawings for the building are almost completed, and he plans on submitting them to the Cloverdale Planning Com- mission within the next couple of weeks. 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