Sunday, November 11, 2012

It's Veterans' Day

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:
Army and Army Guard (34+ years).

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?


  1. Many thanks to this post, to your family who serve and have served...and to you who keep the home fires burning as they do.

  2. Give Pepper a handshake, and a "Thank You Sir" from me (heartfelt...and I mean it)...

    ...And a wet kiss on the mouth from you.

  3. Thanks Pepper and all who have served, are serving, & all who will serve.

  4. A good gene pool indeed! I'm a day late, but today's the day everyone's off from work to celebrate, anyway.

    A big thank you to you... mil-spouses serve, much more than people give them credit for... and yours, Moogie.