Yesterday here in the States was Veterans Day and, more internationally, Remembrance Day. I don’t have a ton of veterans in my immediate family. My husband was, briefly, in the Army (having done ROTC in college, he did 4 years active duty thereafter). He never wants to be identified as a veteran, though, saying he didn’t really do anything useful and it was more of a means to not having a load of college debt. I feel like it still counts, but I don’t push. Beyond that, my paternal grandfather served on a mine sweeper in the Pacific during World War II, but I believe he’s the only one.
My husband’s family has many more military folk (hubby’s grandfather in WWII, and then both his father and uncle served in Vietnam.) If we go back farther (which in my family is easy to do as both my parents have been doing genealogy since before I was born), I can pick out Civil War soldiers (both sides — even some brothers who fought on opposite sides), as well as Revolutionary War. Living here in the Washington D.C. area, many of our friends and acquaintances are active duty military.
I have such appreciation and respect for the men and women who serve their country and I hope that they feel that every day of the year, not just on the days set aside on the calendar.
If you have veterans in your family, I’d love to hear about them in the comments!
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Monday: Cecelia Dowdy talked about Christmas Cookies
Tuesday: LiWen Ho brought us an excerpt from Tropical Kiss and Tell
Wednesday: Autumn Macarthur talked about when Love Blooms in Lavender Vale
Thursday: Janet Ferguson introduced us to Narrator Naomi Karez (with a giveaway!)
Friday: Elizabeth Maddrey brought us the new cover for A Heart Restored (now with a working Amazon link)
Saturday: Deb Kastner Dreamed a Dream (anyone else sing Les Mis for the rest of the day? No? Just me?)
Coming up this week:
Monday: Sally Bradley
Tuesday: Carol Moncado
Wednesday: Jackie Castle
Thursday: Lee Tobin McClain
Friday: Jolene Navarro
Saturday: Narelle Atkins
Wise at Heart (Romance from the Heart 2) (Arcadia Valley Romance 10) by Lee Tobin McClain
A Tidbit of Trust (Taste of Romance 5) by Elizabeth Maddrey
A Waltz for Amber (Melodies of Love 3) by Kimberly Rose Johnson
Candy Lane Christmas (Madison Creek novella 2) by Jackie Castle