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Honoring My WWI Ancestor on the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice!

Posted on November 9, 2018 in Family History, Military Stories

This Sunday, November 11, 2018, commemorates the 100th anniversary of the signing of the armistice ceasing hostilities between the Allies and Germany. Armistice Day commemorations initiated in 1919 in the US. In 1938, Congress declared November 11 a legal holiday to be known as Armistice Day. In 1954, after World War II and the Korean War, the holiday was renamed […]

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Leon Bianchi: Proudly Serving in WWI

Posted on January 25, 2017 in Family History, Military Stories

My great-uncle, Leon Victor Bianchi, was born on 17 April 1891 in Hazleton, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, the son of Bonaventura and Mary (Bunt) Bianchi. I don’t know when this family moved from Hazleton to Mount Carmel, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania but they appear on the 1900 US census in Mount Carmel. Leon served in World War I and, according to his […]

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