|Joseph Ambrose, WWI Veteran|
Joseph Ambrose, an 86-year-old World War I veteran, attends the dedication day parade for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in 1982. He is holding the flag that covered the casket of his son, who was killed in the Korean War.
A World War I veteran, attending the dedication of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, holding the flag which covered the casket of his son, who was killed in the Korean War. That's what we veterans do. We remember.
Veterans Day is an official United States holiday that honors people who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, also known as veterans. It is a federal holiday that is observed on November 11. It coincides with other holidays such as Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, which are celebrated in other parts of the world and also mark the anniversary of the end of World War I (major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect). The United States also originally observed Armistice Day; it then evolved into the current Veterans Day holiday in 1954. W
In some families, being a veteran is a tradition, a calling.
|My Crew, Spring 2005|
(The Nuke, Your Humble Scribe, The Naviguesser, The Missus Herself and The WSO)
Happy Veterans Day to my brothers and sisters in arms.