Friday, November 11, 2011

To Honor Those Who Serve...

The image you see above is the cover of the Standard Oil Bulletin, September 1918.
The cover, with artwork by Stanley McNeill was dedicated to "our boys" in the service. The bulletin listed inside all of the names of all of the Standard Oil Company of California employees who were, at that time, currently "in the military or naval service of the Government". Today we should all honor those men and women who are now serving, or who in the past have served our country as veterans. We celebrate and salute them.
And, speaking of celebrating veterans, can I even TELL you how excited I was for J.R. Martinez last Monday on Dancing With The Stars?! His great moves on the dance floor earned him perfect scores from all three judges for both of his dance numbers with partner Karina Smirnoff.

I was a longtime fan of All My Children, and therefore I was able to watch him from his very first appearance through to the end of the show's run on ABC. I am so enormously impressed with this young man and all he has been through and accomplished! I was so tickled for him when I watched DWTS on Monday night. Well done, J.R., well DONE!


yosemite faith said...

great post heidi

Sponge Curlers and Cupcakes said...

Very pretty vintage cover from Standard Oil. There was so much patriotism back then. I'm glad to see it come back after the horrible gaf's of Viet Nam. I think we all learned something from that awful time. At least how to honor our soldiers anyway.

J.R. is rocking the dance floor isn't he! He's some kinda guy for sure. What a spirit. I'm so torn between Ricky & him. And SO glad to see Nancy Grace finally outta there! Happy Friday Gold Country Girls! Hope your weekend is great.

nickarmadillo said...

However one feels about the conflicts we are involved in, we should all be thankful for our men in uniform and the sacrifices they make.

Unknown said...

This is a very old thread, but I am wondering where you got this bulletin?! As I search for more information about a missing relative who was a Standard Oil driver in CA and drafted, it would be really great to see if his name is on the list. Do you have a link to where you got this info? Thanks!

Heidi Ann said...

To "Unknown" - I am afraid I no longer have this vintage bulletin, or I'd have been happy to look it up for you. They do sometimes turn up on eBay from time to time.
Sorry I could not be of more help to you.