Veterans Day

CATS ON BATTLESHIPS

Per an article written by Mark Strauss 8/22/2014:  "As the US Naval Institute explains:  'It is likely that the ancient Egyptians were the first seafarers to realize the true value of having cats as shipmates.

As told by: Spirit
Date: 
Nov 10 2018

CATS WITH A MILITARY MISSION

Cats not only ate vermin in the trenches, but also were companions & mascots to the soldiers they served with.  Per article written by Mark Strauss 8/22/2014:  RE THIS PIC: "ENSCONSED IN AN OPENING IN A SANDBAGGED DUGOUT, A CAT, PROBABLY A MASCOT, LOOKS UP EXPECTANTLY AT THE APPROACH OF AN UNIDENTIFIED SOLDIER.  GALLIPOLI PENINSULA, 1915. (AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL)

As told by: Spirit
Date: 
Nov 9 2018

CAT VETERANS

Per an article on 8/22/2014 by Bruce Strauss:  "Cats were a common sight in the trenches & aboard ships where they hunted mice & rats. Beyond thier 'official' duties, they were also embraced as mascots & pets by the soldiers & sailors with whom they served.

As told by: Spirit
Date: 
Nov 9 2018

VETERANS DAY

Veterans Day celebrates the service of ALL US military veterans. Memorial Day honors those who died. V-Day coincides with Armistice Day & Remembrance Day, celebrated in other countries that mark the anniversary of the end of World War I (Great War). The fighting in WWI ceased with an armistice between Allied nations & Germany. It went into effect on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. V-Day is always on November 11 no matter what day of the week the 11th falls on. Meowmuh's Grand-Uncle fought in WWI.