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Veterans, I Salute You

I know I’m a day late for Veteran’s Day but I didn’t want to post on top of Jacquie Biggar’s wonderful new book, My Girl. 

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As many of you know, I have two wonderful children who will both one day be veterans. So today, albeit late, I salute them and all others who have fought for America, to support our values and principles. I can’t say it better than these videos:

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, 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.


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 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 NEA Today, and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. Look for her next prehistoric fiction, Against All Odds, Winter 2020. You can find her tech ed books at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning

51 thoughts on “Veterans, I Salute You

  1. Hi Jacqui – yes I think of you and your kids at times like this … we always need to remember the service they gave and give us … as too family members of us all lost in earlier times. Blessed Peace is needed … cheers Hilary

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  2. What a beautiful tribute! We should be honoring their service (not just in words but through our actions) 365 days a year. Thank you to your children and for all the others who make our country proud.

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  3. I agree greatly with your sentiment, Jacqui. We had here Remembrance Day, a solemn occasion and very well organized. My family took part in uprisings and were fighting against the Nazis during World War II. Watching the veterans being pushed in wheelchairs, and others marching, it was not possible to shed a tear for all the lives lost.
    I salute them too.

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  4. Hi, I’ve glanced through your post and it is interesting. My Dad was a Navy guy and he died young at 43 in a car accident. I don’t think being a day late is offensive. I actually often refer to the “late” birthday wish as being the best. Our armed forces have accomplished great things for our freedom to not only be established but to also remain. God Bless our Troops and our Nation. And thank you for your remembrance of them…

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    • Thanks so much. If I’d planned better, I would have not placed the book review on that same day! Sigh. Next year. My daughter loves the Navy and I’m sure your dad did too. I suspect he’s watching our great Navy as we speak!

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