Today is Veteran’s Day. In writing this I reflect on all the members of my family who were served this country. As the family historian and researcher I have learned about those in my family who have served in wars and conflicts since the beginning of this country. My history is dotted with multiple great grandfathers who fought in the Revolutionary War; the War of 1812; the Mexican -American War; the Civil War both sides, Union and Confederate; and World War I and II. My father was a career man serving in both the Army and Air Force. My brother was the only one who served in the Navy. They were all enlisted men, regular US citizens who helped to make the country what it is today.
I don’t think I ever said thank you to any of them who I knew. Except for my brother they are all gone now. I hope I do them proud, and in spite of what JFK said I think I will call my brother today and tell him how proud I am of him and that I appreciate all he gave for me.