Eighty years ago today, on February 3, 1941, President Roosevelt called the 29th Division into federal service for a period that was not supposed to exceed one year. It turned out to be nearly five. No one yet realized it, but for those men leaving their civilian jobs and reporting to local armories that morning, it would be the pivotal event of their lives. In Maryland, the "February 3" men, as they used to be known, gathered annually in the Pikesville Armory to commemorate their 1941 mobilization, but now, as far as I know, there is not a single one left. They certainly left us a better world. 29, Let's Go!