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As we approach November 11. 2018, 100 years from the end of World War I. "The War To End All Wars" I recall a story my 2nd grade teacher told our class on this day in 1952. On the 11th day of the eleventh month at the 11th hour of 1952 she asked us to stand and face the East, place our right hands over our hearts for a moment of silence. This gesture by the class honored the end of the first world war and honored all that had served in that conflict. Our teacher also told us of the brave carrier pigeon, Cher Ami, that delivered messages as a courier of important information that our military needed in order to rescue the "Lost Battalion". Although seriously wounded by enemy fire Cher Ami delivered the critical message to the Allied Command which led to securing the battalion from being captured. Cher Ami now resides as an American hero in the Smithsonion Institution. I was 7 years old when I learned of Cher Ami and will become 74 in November of this year. Always remember the sacrifice that has been made by so many for the sake of the country. Even a little carrier pigeon!