Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thank You Veterans

Today we observe Veteran's Day, which was originally known as Armistice Day. On the 11th hour, of the 11th day, on the 11th of the month in 1918, World War 1 was over after 4 years of brutal conflict, ending what was supposed to be the "War to end all Wars." Unfortunately it wasn't. In 1954, to honor all veterans of the American wars, living or dead, President Dwight D. Eisenhower, with the help of Congress, changed the name to Veteran's Day.

My sweet Grandmother had seven sons and they all served, at some point in time, in the military. My Dad sent me this photo of five of his older brothers. Thank heavens they all made it home safely. Pictured are Uncle Earl, Uncle Ed, Uncle Merl, Uncle JW and Uncle Jim. Thank you for being a part of keeping this country free.
Happy Veterans Day!

1 comment:

Uno Who said...

Wow, you can see where Sydney got her ears!