Nov 10, 2010 11:11 UTC
On the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month, in 1918, the guns ceased. During Remembrance Day, the British Commonwealth countries remember those who came before, and those who came after, and all who have given in their nation’s service. John McCrae’s poem “In Flanders Fields” is a common accompaniment at ceremonies, where the wearing of poppies is customary (on the left lapel, or as close to the heart as possible), and organizations like the Royal British Legion, Royal Canadian Legion, et. al. are supported.
A number of European countries know it as Armistice Day. Americans celebrate it as Veteran’s Day.
Per DID tradition and policy, we remind our readers that we do not publish on this day. We hope you have a meaningful day at the commemorative event of your choice.
Nov 10, 2010 11:00 UTC
Lest we forget.
Small business qualifier Kalitta Charters, LLC in Ypsilanti, MI recently won a $9.4 million fixed-price indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract for the air transportation of human remains. Missions will normally originate from Dover Air Force Base, DE, but in some instances may originate from other locations. Flight coverage includes the continental United States, Alaska, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, U.S. Virgin Islands, and other North American countries agreed upon; the contract will run until Sept 30/11.
Kalitta’s fleet is mostly made up of Learjets, including a 20 series hospital model, as well as a Dassault Falcon 20 business jet, and DC-9 and 727 aircraft. This contract resulted from a 100% small business set-aside acquisition, with 4 proposals received. U.S. Transportation Command’s Directorate of Acquisition at Scott Air Force Base, IL manages this contract (HTC711-11-D-R004).