Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Armistice Day

AKA Veterans Day. The Great War ended at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. Only 3 documented veterans of the war are still alive.

In my own family the earliest veteran I know of was my great-great grandfather. His parents were off the boat but I'm not clear if he was off the boat himself or was born here in the states. He married a Cherokee woman. He died fighting for The Union in the U.S. Civil War leaving his wife pregnant. Family lore says he didn't know his wife was pregnant.

My brother and I did not serve but our father and uncle served during Vietnam. Our cousins were Marines in the 1990s.

If you know one, hug a veteran today.


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