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Veterans, I Salute You

As many of you know, I have two wonderful children–one a LT CDR in the Navy and one a SSG (Staff Sergeant) in the Army. One day, they will both be veterans. I also have a long family history of relatives who fought for America. So today, I salute them and all others who have put their lives and dreams aside to support America’s values and principles. I can’t say it better than these videos:


Recommended by Kim over at By Hook or By Crook

November 11th is also Remembrance Day in Canada. 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 Man vs. Nature saga, and the Rowe-Delamagente thrillers. 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, Laws of Nature, Summer 2021. 

80 thoughts on “Veterans, I Salute You

  1. You have no Ideal what a great feeling It is to have both Kids in the Military. I understand how proud you would be to have them serving our great country…. I have been in the Military for over 27 years now and It’s a privilege for me to put my life on the line to protect life’s and giving more to society and my great country American.

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  2. Wonderful, Jacqui! Thank you for this post. I know how proud you are of your children. It is wonderful to have family who have served, and children who are currently serving. We are both so lucky.

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  3. I’m so impressed by the military career decisions of both your children. Such dedication and sacrifice to and for their country. Veteran’s Day always gives me pause universally and personally. My dad, who was a paratrooper in WWII, used to play all patriotic records on Veteran’s Day, tears streaming down his face.

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  4. Every year I get invited to take part in the Remembrance Day ceremonies at the Canadian Mission and every year for some reason I can’t go. This year they held the ceremony live over Twitter and I was finally able to join in!

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  5. Happy Veterans Day, Jacqui. I’m grateful for all the people who served in wars – the biggest sacrifice! We couldn’t thank and remember them enough. I imagine you are extremely proud of your children. One of my granddads was a POW in Germany during WWII and my dad served in the navy. Today is Remembrance Day in Belgium as well; a national holiday.

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    • I had no idea that this was a world celebration until my blogging friends weighed in. I am so impressed that this seems to be a memory for everyone. POW during the war–awful. I don’t know if it would be worse with Germany or Japan. The Navy had a rough time of it, too. Kudos to your relatives and my thanks.

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  6. Like Canada, Remembrance Day was today in Australia. At 11am we observed a minutes silence in memory of those who fought to give us the lives we have today. Lest we forget.

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  7. Hi Jacqui – always important to remember those who fought for us, died for us and those today who serve for us … your children and all people serving and working to help us all. Take care – it’s a special day … Hilary

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