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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Veterans' Day

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month 1918  World War I came to an end -- and since that day we have honored our veterans every November 11.

My father is a member of the Greatest Generation, a veteran of World War II.  He served in the Army (which surprised my grandparents, because they thought he couldn't be drafted because of a heart murmer he'd had as a child), he did his basic training in Georgia and served in Italy.  Came home and was given many opportunies through the GI bill, including the cahance to go to college and the opportunity to buy a home.

In honor of my father's service, here are a few photos of the WW II Memorial in Washington, DC:










2 comments:

Suzanne said...

Beautiful. I believe that was completed right after I moved from the DC area.

Thanks to your dad for serving our country.

Joyce-Anne said...

Thank you to your dad for serving. My dad served in Korea.

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