MEN IN THE WAR
we required anything special to make us realize, how
real this war is and how definitely we are allied with
it, we would merely have to look around us and count
the young men we know who are missing from their old
familiar haunts and who are absent in answer to the
call of their country.
Perhaps we haven't realized to what an extent the hand
of Uncle Sam has reached out to pluck these young chaps
from our midst but a statement released by the Larchmont-Scarsdale
Draft Board makes it plain to us. More than 900 men
from this area are now at various points, engaged in
the service of their country. More are to be inducted
on August 17. The figures issued by the Board show that
it has inducted 387 men, that 329 have enlisted and
that 202 were in the service when they registered under
the Selective Service Act.
we see that Larchmont and the unincorporated section
of the Town is doing its duty andwe can take additional
pride in the fact that so large a number voluntarily
enlisted from this area. These men have been scattered,
we might say, to the four winds, Where destiny will
lead them,we cannot know or guess, but we are certain
that they will give a brilliant accounting of themselves.
We can only follow them in our thoughts and in our prayers
but those thoughts and prayers should go out to them
daily - many times daily - not alone to those we knew
personally but to all of them. May God watch over them
and bring them home safely in His own good time.
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