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100 Year Anniversary

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Date: Sat, 1 Nov 2014 18:54:33 -0400

Honorable Mayor and Council Members,
 
One Hundred (100) years ago in year 1914, the war to end all wars began,
known as World War I. Eventually, the United States entered the war
resulting in a huge build up of men and supplies.
 
Training bases were established to prepare the military, one of the largest
 of which was in MENLO PARK, CALIFORNIA, known as CAMP FREMONT. A visible
sign of this remains to this day in the form of FREMONT PARK, located on
the corner of Santa Cruz Avenue, and University Drive.
 
Once a small rural town known as Menlo Park, almost overnight, swelled to
nearly 10 times its size, and owes much of its public facilities to this
army base. Roads were build along with a variety of infrastructure that
supported the war effort. All of this was eventually turned over to others, when
 the war finally and officially was ended.
 
In the spirit that LIFE SHOULD NOT ONLY BE LIVED, BUT SHOULD BE CELEBRATED,
 prompts one to pause and consider its roots. Please consider what might be
 appropriate to acknowledge, educate and celebrate this important time and
event in our city's history.
 
 
Received on Sat Nov 01 2014 - 15:49:34 PDT

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