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.