Veteran’s Day 2018

Thank you to those who served before me and those who served after me, may you never be forgotten.

A US Army detachment leaves Le Havre France for the front

A US Army detachment leaves Le Havre, France, for the front

With goggles atop his head, Ernie Pyle talks to a group of soldiers near Anzio, Italy

With goggles atop his head, Ernie Pyle talks to a group of soldiers near Anzio, Italy

Missouri infantrymen pose for a New Year greeting, 19th Infantry Regiment, Kumsong front, Korea, 14 December 1951
Missouri infantrymen pose for a New Year greeting, 19th Infantry Regiment, Kumsong front, Korea, 14 December 1951
This was the C-130 crew that flew part of the 500 Belgium paratroopers to the Belgium, Congo to quell a native uprising

This was the C-130 “Hercules” crew that flew part of the 500 Belgium paratroopers to the Belgium, Congo to quell a native uprising

My Grandfather at 21 (1943-44)

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Thank a Veteran today

Happy Veteran’s Day to my fellow Vets and as @laststandonzombieisland says:

Remember, today is not about how much you can save on bedding

When I see Dad today, I’ll ask him if Valley Forge was as cold as the books claimed…

American troops preparing to sail home from Russia after World War I. Credit via the Library of Congress

M4 Sherman tank fitted with a bulldozer blade supporting US Marine infantry on Iwo Jima, Mar 1945.

M4 Sherman tank fitted with a bulldozer blade supporting US Marine infantry on Iwo Jima, Mar 1945.

 

Remember, its not about saving 20 percent on bedding today


In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words:

To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations

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