Monday, November 12, 2018

VETERANS DAY AND ARMISTICE DAY- WW 1

Veterans Day is a U.S. federal holiday, a time to honor and thank those who are serving or have served in the military and are still with us.
Veterans Day is different than Memorial Day, which is a day to reflect and remember those who lost their lives in service to their country.
It was originally called Armistice Day, commemorating the signing of the agreement that ended World War I at 11:00 A.M., November 11, 1918, this federal holiday was changed to Veterans Day in 1954. It became a day to honor all the men and women who have served in the armed forces of the United States. Each year, special ceremonies are held at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.
 Even though they've long been gone from this life, I'd like to introduce you to some of my kin that served their country. 


Brother Arwood        Cousin Billy            





Cousin Allen              His dad Elvin (WW1)


Those Stowe boys liked to be where the action was.

God bless our men and women in the military.


20 comments:

  1. A most thought provoking post Beverly. I watched the various places honouring "The Dead" yesterday. May we never forget.......

    Enjoy this new week.
    Yvonne.

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    1. Thank you, Yvonne. We owe our heroes so much, as well as their families. God bless them all.

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  2. They all deserve respect and to be remembered indeed.

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    1. I agree, Pat. Their service changed their lives and I am thankful to them.

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  3. Thank you to all who have served, continue to serve, and to all the families they leave behind while they do so.

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    1. Thank you for a lovely comment, Karin. We must remember their families, too.

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  4. Thanks for all the people who served. They will be remembered.

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    1. Yes, they will, Romance Reader. Thanks for stopping by.

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  5. Thanks for sharing the pictures of your family. I am named after a would-be uncle who also died in this war.

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    1. I'm a bit sentimental about my family, Natalie. That is cool that you're named after a would-be uncle. Sounds like an interesting story there.

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  6. A beautiful tribute to veterans. Loved seeing pictures of those near and dear to your heart. So important for all of us to remember them.
    ~Jess

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    1. Thank you, Jess. I love pictures and have so many I could fill a museum. Thinking about the cousins brings back pleasant memories.

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  7. A lovely post, and thank you for sharing the pictures.

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  8. A great post and love all the photos.

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    1. Thanks, Kelly. I love pictures, too. Have done a lot of genealogy. Thanks for stopping by.

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  10. Wow, awesome photos! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks, Nas. I love photos, especially family. Thank you for stopping by.

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