This a Sunday feature here where we discuss specific topics related to books and the blogosphere.
Let’s talk about Veterans Day
I live in the US and Veterans Day is one of the few holidays that is celebrated on the actual day, November 11, though this year, workers will be given the day off tomorrow.
My father was a 25-year veteran of military service and today was also his birthday. His career took him all over the world and my sister and I were fortunate to accompany him on his European assignments (Germany and Italy). While there were some sacrifices (I went to 10 different schools, 3 in one year!), the joys far outweighed the hardships.
I lost my father many years ago and I miss him still but none more than today. He loved the Army and even after he retired, he continued working in his old job under a civil service commission. I’ve always been proud of his career and commitment to this country. He served in two wars and they took a toll on his health. That kind of stress is immeasurable but he never once complained.