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Socks are ignored, unappreciated, and taken for granted. They are walked on day after day. And yet, we only take notice when they disappear. So, let’s all take a moment of silence to show respect for both those we’ve lost and those that have been left behind.
Thankfully, the United States government has recognized the need for search and rescue of lost socks. Our friends at lonelysock.com detail the history of the Bureau of Missing Socks:
Most people are surprised to learn that the Bureau of Missing Socks began as a company in the Union Army during the Civil War in the States of America. It was formed on August 1st, 1861. The name of the founder was Joseph Smithson and he was a haberdasher by trade but quite a bad soldier. He was therefore put in full and complete charge of socks of the enlisted men and officers.
Thank you, socks, for all that you do! We’ll never forget.