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Veterans, I Salute You

If you write about patriotism in America, nothing says it better than country music. In honor of Veteran’s Day, here’s a sampling:


November 11th is also Remembrance Day. As explained by good efriend GP Cox:

Remembrance Day (sometimes known informally as Poppy Day) is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth of Nations member states since the end of the First World War to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty. Following a tradition inaugurated by King George V in 1919,[1] the day is also marked by war remembrances in many non-Commonwealth countries. Remembrance Day is observed on 11 November in most countries to recall the end of hostilities of World War I on that date in 1918. Hostilities formally ended “at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month”, in accordance with the armistice signed by representatives of Germany and the Entente between 5:12 and 5:20 that morning. (“At the 11th hour” refers to the passing of the 11th hour, or 11:00 am.) 

GP writes one of the best blogs, Pacific Paratrooper, about Pacific War era information with many sides of that horrendous war.

Here’s an excellent post from another good efriend, Hillary over at Positive Letters.

Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy, the Rowe-Delamagente thrillers, and Born in a Treacherous Timefirst in the Man vs. Nature saga. She is also the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, blog webmaster, an Amazon Vine Voice,  a columnist for TeachHUB and NEA Today, and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. Look for her next prehistoric fiction, Survival of the Fittest, Spring 2019. You can find her tech ed books at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning

50 thoughts on “Veterans, I Salute You

  1. I’m a little late catching up on posts (as always), but I celebrated this day and remembered all the service men and woman who served all over the world, and those who continue to serve. I’m so proud of my brother. Words cannot express how proud.

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  2. Jacqui,

    Beautiful mewsic to mark the occasion of honoring our Veterans. Your song choices are all furtastic but I’m really digging Aaron Tippin’s pAwesome song right now. I have many relatives who served or are serving our country and I’m so grateful to each one. The Lord brought home safely every family member, too. Some can’t say that so I feel especially blessed. Thanks for sharing and for visiting. I’m sorry for falling behind on making my rounds in Blogosphere.

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    • I honor your family for serving, Cath. It’s rarely easy but maybe more gratifying to our soldiers. I think the longer my kids serve, the more they consider it a lifetime commitment. I am so happy all your family is safe.

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  3. Thanks Jacqui for the link over … and I link across to Mike at A Bit About Britain – where he writes fully on the Armistice … and I’ll add another in shortly – as it’s good to have the references there to complete the picture. My post this year was short but we do remember … we need peace for all in this world, but thank goodness for all those who serve, and continue to do so – all the best Hilary

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    • My heart is with them. Joining the military–not something I ever thought I could do so didn’t even try. I am glad something I did raising my kids made them feel it was their choice to do or not.


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