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Gary E Moore
For the past month or so the Friday Footnote has focused on FFA and World War II. We have at least three more Footnotes on that topic to publish, but I have decided to deviate from the publishing schedule and “Rise to a Point of Personal Privilege” and share a recent personal story that you might find to be of interest. It is about the FFA Officer…
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Gary E Moore
Even though the song “When Johnny Comes Marching Home” is a Civil War song, it could equally apply to World War II. The return of the veterans who served during World War II had a MAJOR impact on school-based agricultural education and university teacher training programs in agriculture. When people study the history of school-based agricultural…
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Gary E Moore
Today, July 4, many people are flying their American flags to celebrate American independence. During World War II (and World War I) people often displayed a different type of patriotic flag. It was (and still is) known as a Military Service Flag.   At the 1944 FFA Convention and again at the 1946 FFA Convention there was an unveiling of a…
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Gary E Moore
The FFA Convention of 1946 was a time to celebrate the end of World War II. It was called the Victory Convention. Attendance at the convention was not restricted as it had been during the war years. There were 12,500+ members in attendance (compare that to the 251 who attended the 1945 convention). Cots were set up in an empty warehouse and in…
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Gary E Moore
Many years ago, I was befuddled when I looked at a photo of the National FFA Convention held during 1945. The photo WAS NOT taken in the auditorium in the Kansas City Municipal Auditorium. The caption on the photo said Little Theater. I am familiar with most of the rooms in the KC Municipal Auditorium but could not place the room. I wondered where…
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Gary E Moore
Three weeks ago, in honor of Memorial Day, we featured former FFA members who gave their lives in service to their country. Last week we remembered former FFA members who had been involved with D-Day. This week we recognize FFA members who were the flyboys of the war.   The Doolittle Raid   American officially entered World War II on December 8,…
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Gary E Moore
Today, June 6, 2019, is the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. This was the turning point in World War II. We have no record of the number of former FFA members who were involved in D-Day, but we do know numerous FFA member were involved. This Friday Footnote (a day early by design) will feature some of those former FFA members involved in D-Day.    For…
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Gary E Moore
The Friday Footnote for last week recognized former FFA members who lost their lives in World War II. While those individuals were fighting on the war front, many FFA members were hard at work at home aiding in the war effort. In this Footnote, we will examine what FFA members were doing on the home front to win the War.   1, Sold War and Victory…
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Gary E Moore
Monday is Memorial Day. This is a day of remembrance for those who have died in military service for the United States. While FFA members have been involved in numerous armed conflicts, this Footnote will focus on the first major war in which FFA members were involved – World War II. It is fitting that we recognize former FFA members who died in…
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Gary E Moore
Last week we looked at the FFA Slogan “The Successful Farmer of Tomorrow is the Future Farmer of Today”. What would happen if we tweaked the slogan a little to say “The Successful Leader of Tomorrow is the FFA Member of Today”? Many former FFA members have risen to prominent leadership positions. Today’s Footnote identifies some of these prominent…
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