Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $890.5 million in local sales tax allocations for November, 4 which is eight percent more than in November 2019. These allocations are based on sales made in September by businesses that report tax monthly, and on sales made in July, August and September by quarterly filers.
A marine arriving at someone’s home in dress blues means one thing. A loved one, wounded, or even worst, killed in the line of duty. The sight of a marine in dress blues tells a story before they can even knock on the door.
The 24-note melancholy bugle call known as “taps” is thought to be a revision of a French bugle signal, called “tattoo,” that notified soldiers to cease an evening’s drinking and return to their garrisons. It was sounded an hour before the final bugle call to end the day by extinguishing fires and lights. The last five measures of the tattoo resemble taps.
In 1921, an unknown World War I American soldier was buried in Arlington National Cemetery. This site, on a hillside overlooking the Potomac River and the city of Washington, D.C., became the focal point of reverence for America’s veterans.
The church bells are ringing. People are dancing everywhere as a father picks up his daughter. As the five-year-old sits back in her seat, she is informed that the war is over.