Thursday, November 11, 2010

November 11 in San Antonio history...

1909
Nucleus of a fund for erection of a monument to the heroes of the Alamo was started today by J.E. Webb when he donated $500 in the name of his son, J. E. Webb Jr., at a meeting at the fair.

1919
A dozen airplanes from Kelly Field circled overhead, dropping flowers at the Armistice Day ceremonies at the Alamo at 11 a.m. this morning.

1929
Eighteen planes from Kelly Field swooped down over the Armistice Day parade in downtown San Antonio at 11 a.m., the exact hour when firing ceased on the western front in Europe [signaling the end of World War One.]

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