The day that we formerly celebrated the termination of WWI on the western front -- Armistice Day. Many still recognize the Armistice with two minutes of silence at the Eleventh hour of the Eleventh Day of the Eleventh month. I did, turning my thoughts to those who served, those who lost their lives, and the families left to keep the home fires burning.
And I am grateful to each and every soul who dons the uniform, voluntarily, with pride, to serve and protect American interests both at home and abroad. I am grateful to those who serve today as well as those who have hung up the camo of whatever hue.
Thank you! Wholeheartedly, thank you.
My father (USNR, 20+ years), my father-in-law (Army Air Corps), my son (ARNG), my great-uncle (WWII).
And that fella I live with:
My children have a pretty good gene pool!
Is this guy saluting with his left hand? I just noticed that. Hmmm. But, you get the idea, right?
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