South San Francisco, CA November 11, 2015
The US Department of Veteran Affairs describes the start of what we know as Veterans Day
World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” – officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.”
Today our Historical Society of South San Francisco shared the following:
On Veteran’s Day, let us honor and remember our local boys who served in World War II. We can imagine it was painful enough to send off one son to serve, but can you imagine sending off two or more? Here is just a sampling of brothers who went off to war together.
Thanks to “The Enterprise – Victory Edition” September 19, 1945 for the photos and information! “Clarence and Oliver Gagliani were two more brothers that left their South San Francisco home for the War!” adds Diane Gagliani
“Clarence and Oliver Gagliani were two more brothers that left their South San Francisco home for the War!” adds Diane Gagliani
While we cannot place the names to all those from South San Francisco who have served our country in the Military, we are thankful for those who provide names in our comment section. Please feel free to add yours.
In addition we also remember US Marine Jeff Galaviz who would have turned 36 years old today. Sadly he lost his battle with cancer a year ago and left us on October 4, 2014. Galaviz continued serving others as a Police Officer with the Oakland and Richmond Police Departments after his honorable discharge. He leaves behind his wife and two young children. A memorial bench has been established in his honor at Pillar Point in Half Moon Bay.