Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Veterans Day 2014

Joseph Ambrose, WWI Veteran
I have seen that picture probably a hundred times. Today I learned this:
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 Grandfather, circa 1917
My Dad, circa 1946
My Crew, Spring 2005
(The Nuke, Your Humble Scribe, The Naviguesser, The Missus Herself and The WSO)
Son-in-law, Big Time
Getting his wings!
Happy Veterans Day to my brothers and sisters in arms.


  1. I knew you would have a great blog for Veterans Day. Short and to the point. I like that!!! I too come from a family with a tradition of military service. Every generation back to the Revolutionary War has had a Kinion serving in the military but that's what the Irish have always done. I have to admit that during the Civil War, the Kinions served with the South in South Carolina and Louisiana, but they served where their hearts led them. Happy Veterans Day to all and thank you each and every one for your service!!!!

    1. Thanks Russ. For the compliments, for your service and being a great Sarge back in the day!

    2. Do you have any pictures of yourself at 18? If you do, I'd like to see you pin it next to the one of your Dad because from what I remember of the Chris Goodrich from 1977, you could be twins!!

    3. In this post (http://oldafsarge.blogspot.com/2014/03/the-hair-insurgency.html) the picture at the top shows me at 17 and change.

      People always confused my Dad and I once I got into my fifties. Kinda scary how much alike we look. Our attitudes and temperament were also very similar!

  2. The Family photo is MOST excellent. Big thanks to you and yours on this day, Chris.

  3. Excellent post, Sarge - and thank you again for your service!

    1. Thanks Rev, for the compliment and your service.

  4. Good looking family. Thank you all for your service.


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