November 11, 2006

Thank a Veteran - Fly your Flag

Two Veterans
It is Veterans Day. Internationally, this day is known as Armistice Day, and commemorates the end of WWI on 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. As the poem posted today over at Wizbang says, if you appreciate your freedoms, thank a soldier.

The two veterans pictured above playing cards and enjoying their hard-won freedom are my Dad and his Dad. Grandpa served as a doughboy in WWI. I remember seeing his old outfit photo, one of these old panoramas:

Co. E, 102nd
Dad served in the US Army Air Corps and then the US Air Force. He served during WWII, Korea, the Cold War and Viet-Nam, something like 30 years. Thanks, Dad. Thanks to you and Grandpa and to all the thousands and thousands of fine men and women who answered their country's call to arms.
Don't forget to fly your flag today.

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