Vernita Hobbs (1922 - 2000)



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Calverton National Cemetery
Section 24 Site 522,
210 Princeton Boulevard - Rt 25, Calverton, Ny


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Bronx, Bronx County, New York

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Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: PFC
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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1922 - In the year that Vernita Hobbs was born, on December 6th, the Irish Free State, a self-governing dominion of the British Empire, was officially proclaimed. While establishing some independence for the people of Ireland, it did not create a fully independent Ireland and the fighting continued.

1931 - Vernita was merely 9 years old when in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

1940 - She was 18 years old when on July 27th, the cartoon character Bugs Bunny debuted in his first film A Wild Hare - voiced by Mel Blanc. He has since appeared in more short films, feature films, compilations, TV series, music records, comic books, video games, award shows, amusement park rides, and commercials than any other cartoon character. He even has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. "What's up, Doc?"

1955 - She was 33 years old when on September 10th the TV show "Gunsmoke" debuted on CBS. It went on to be television's longest-running western. Matt Dillon, Chester, Doc Adams, and Miss Kitty became household names.

1976 - By the time she was 54 years old, The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

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Vernita Hobbs passed away on July 26, 2000 at age 78. No cause of death has been entered for Vernita. She was buried in Calverton National Cemetery Section 24 Site 522, Calverton, Ny. She was born on April 29, 1922. We are unaware of information about Vernita's family. We know that Vernita Hobbs had been residing in Bronx, Bronx County, New York.


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