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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. They are the latest in a deep family history of patriots who fought for America’s values and principles. So today, I salute them and all others who have put their lives aside to support the American dream. I can’t say it better than these videos:

November 11th is also Remembrance Day in many parts of the world including Canada, the UK, and Belgium, to name a few. 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. 

63 thoughts on “Veterans, I Salute You

  1. Hi Jacqui – it’s a time to remember so many – I do … but I haven’t fully thought all aspects through … as have been raised in the comments on my blog – too much for me to work through … I can only note and be aware of.

    Your kids and your family have definitely done/are doing their part for the USA and the world … all the best – Hilary

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  2. Thank you to your children for their service to America, Jacqui! We have a few veteran servicemen and women in our combined families, including my 85-year old dad who served in the Navy during the Korean War. Sadly he has mild COPD from being in the bowels of the ship, which plagues him to this day. But he has fond memories of his time.

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  3. Thank you for sharing!!.. hope the path that your kids chose is a safe one filled with peace… 🙂

    Until we meet again..
    May love and laughter light your days,
    and warm your heart and home.
    May good and faithful friends be yours,
    wherever you may roam.
    May peace and plenty bless your world
    with joy that long endures.
    May all life’s passing seasons
    bring the best to you and yours!
    (Irish Saying)

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  4. Thank you, Jacqui! We can’t thank our veterans and people serving the country while risking their lives enough. Such sacrifice to fight for our freedom! Thank you for including Belgium in your post as well. We have been remembering this day for as long as I remember. We call it 11-11-11. It’s also a big collection day for charities.

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  5. Thank You Jacqui. Please give our thanks to your children for their service. My time in the U. S. Navy airborne ASW squadron VP -18 was during the Cuban Missile Crisis, so most of my comrades of that era are gone but their memories are still with me. God bless them all.
    Bob Cloud

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  6. Excellent post, Jacqui. There are many vets in my family as well, and every day is Veterans Day for me. Thank you for reminding us all of their selfless service. 💗

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