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In the 1920s and 1930s, Mill Valley celebrated Armistice Day in a big way. Some wore poppies to commemorate those who died in the Great War. In 1929, on Sunday November 10, at 11 a.m. there was a parade from Lytton Square to Boyle Park for the annual baseball game, Army veterans vs. Navy veterans. On Monday November 11, at 10:30 a.m. there was a parade of the American Legion and Boy Scouts from Lytton Square to Old Mill School for Armistice Day community exercises. At 8 p.m. there was a Vaudeville Show at the Sequoia theatre. Private celebrations were common.  In 1931 Madame Susanne Theuriet gave a dinner party for 18 guests at her home. Among those present were distinguished officers from the Presidio.  Lieut. Watson of the British Army and Mrs. Watson were there. He wore the Military Cross having served as an allied officer in the great offensive under Marshal Foch. He was the speaker for Great Britain. Captain Francois Randon de Saint Amant spoke for the French. Dr. M. L. Fourcarde charmed all with her French songs. Richard Quinn, president of the Disabled War Veterans of San Francisco, was guest of honor. Dancing terminated an altogether delightful occasion.