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Happy Veteran's Day-the 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month!

Monday, November 11, 2013

I served in the US Army Alpha Co 426 Signal Battalion, 35th Signal Brigade, 18th Airborne Corp at Fort Braggwhaddadragg, North Carolina. I am the only kid I know who has dog tags from their dad, their mom and themself! So this day is rather special to me. Lots of pictures...and of course a couple Maxine's thrown in. I know COLOR-BLUE is also a Veteran. There must be more of us?
























And next year for 11/11 I'll wear my old dress greens!
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  • v JLKL1980
    Linda - Thank you for your service!

    My granddad was in WWI in France, and my Dad was at Pearl Harbor during WWII.

    Hubby's granddad was in WWI in France, and his Dad was a Marine in Korea and China Wars.

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    Joy
    990 days ago
  • v KATIEJO5
    Wonderful blog, Linda!

    I am an Air Force vet. I served as an avionics technician on F-111 and F-15 aircraft from 1975-79.

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    Katie
    990 days ago
  • v WOMANWITHGRIT
    Thank you Linda, for this blog and for your service. I thought of you yesterday... and I also thought of my son who is in his first week of basic at Ft. Sill. My mother in law was a WAVE and her name was Maxine....we capitalized on that with the Maxine cartoons and paraphernalia -- I laughed when I read these Maxine cartoons here ---- she would have, too.
    991 days ago
  • v THINFITFEMINIST
    Wonderful blog. Thank you.
    991 days ago
  • v BRADMILL2922
    Happy Veteran's Day! A BIG THANK YOU TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    992 days ago
  • v HARROWJET
    There was a nice Remembrance Day service at our local legion. I was born at the end of World War II. It wasn't until I was older that I came to realize how much the world changed during the war years and afterward. Now I understand so much more what a privilege it is to live in freedom and what others sacrificed for it to be so. Thank you.

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    992 days ago
  • v TERI-RIFIC
    Thanks for your service and your family's. Thanks for sharing the inspiring pictures. The 11th hour of the11th day of the 11th month was the day they signed the Armistice after WWI. They used to call it Armistice day.
    992 days ago
  • v GENRE009
    WORDS CAN'T CONVEY HOW APPRECIATIVE I AM THAT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY HAVE FOUGHT FOR OUR FREEDOMS!
    992 days ago
  • v NUMD97
    Not a vet, but I followed a SparkBuddy's feed (and specifically went back to his feed, to find the link again to your blog, so I could leave a note), and came upon your blog.

    Thank you, and your buddies, for your service. Not just on Veteran's Day do I remember. For what you all did, I still live in a free country. There are not enough words to cover all that that means.
    992 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/11/2013 1:44:34 PM
  • v STEVEN2GO2
    THANK YOU LINDA AND YOUR FAMILY FOR THEIR SERVICE!!!
    992 days ago
  • v MT-MOONCHASER
    Thank you and your family.

    My father served in the Navy in WWII as a flight instructor.

    My elder son is retired Army, as is his wife.

    My brother is retired Army, and his wife was in Army Reserves with him (that's where they met).

    Thank you for posting this today.

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    992 days ago
  • v EMILY0724
    Thank-you for your service to our country. Have a blessed day!
    992 days ago
  • v GINIEMIE
    emoticon emoticon emoticon thank you for your and your parents' service to our country. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon .
    My dad served on the European front, he was a lineman so was there just prior to the Battle of the Bulge in Belgium. He met my mom in Belgium, and while she was not yet an American, she served us and our allies well as a member of the Belgian underground, carrying vital info to our allies. She put herself at risk many times to protect her country at the time, but raised us to be proud of ours.
    My father-in-law served in Japan. One of my brothers was a Marine in Nam, while during the same time period another was serving in the Army in Germany. Three of my sisters served, two in the Air Force and one in the Navy. My youngest is currently serving in the Air National Guard.
    God Bless America and forgive her apathetic behavior and lack of concern for our military.
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    992 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/11/2013 9:10:22 AM
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    You did say 20, didn't you?
    992 days ago
  • v JACKSGRAN
    Linda, it's so important that every generation thinks about this - not just today, but often. Thanks for such a thoughtful compilation. I'll be back to read it again later.

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  • v BOSS61
    Thank you greatly for your service Linda!

    Veterans Day always was a big deal in my house too, growing up. My Dad always was very proud of his World War II service in the Army Air Corps, as a paratrooper, commando and combat engineer. He was born in pre-Nazi Germany, and immigrated here at age 18, right before the War. Being fluent in several European languages made him (how shall I say it) a person of keen interest to the military.

    One day I'll garner the energy to blog about my Dad. His story is the stuff of History Channel movies....

    Enjoy Veterans Day! (and I agree with you about marshmallow and tapioca)
    993 days ago
  • v JUST-ELIZ
    Thank You for your wonderful service Linda!! emoticon emoticon
    993 days ago
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