On this Veterans Day, Armistice Day, or Remembrance Day we want to thank each and every one of you who have served with your country’s armed forces. I had three grandparents in World War Two, my father’s farther was a instrument flight instructor for B-25 Mitchel bombers in the US Army Air Corp, my father’s mother was in the Women’s Army Air Corps as an air traffic controller, and my mother’s father was a training instructor for African American troops learning to be clerical aids for officers, company clerks, and similar rolls. While none of them saw a combat theater all played an important roll in making sure the war machine was well prepared. My farther service in the US Army as a journalist in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star.
So today on this cold and blustery Veterans Day I give thanks not only to those who have lost their lives in combat but also those men and women behind the scene who gave it everything they had.
Things you can do today:
- Fly the flag
- Wear or display a poppy
- Join or donate to a veterans organization so they can continue to help veterans both new and old
- Pick up a book about topic and time period that interests your military history side and learn not only what it was like by the why behind the war
- No time for a book, watch: Band of Brothers, The Pacific, The War, or other historically based movies or series
- Go to a museum, many are free to veterans today (some all weekend)
- Shake the hand of every veteran you see