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My Uncle Was A Badass

In honor of all of those who have served our country on this Veteran’s Day, I’d like to honor those in my family who have served, in particular my Uncle Forest, who was a real badass as can be seen by his numerous medals in the photo below.   52 more words

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Remembrance Day

Today is Remembrance Day in Canada and in the Western world in one form or another. It is a day that  marks the Armistice, the end of World War I.  990 more words

What's Under My Dome Of Heaven

Family Reunites with Purple Heart Lost Decades Ago

Elgin, IL (WQAD) — Burke Beu always remembers his late father on Veterans Day. But this year, it’s really something remarkable.

“When I received the letter in the mail, it sent chills up my spine,” he said. 265 more words


My Father, My Hero

Remembering my hero, my father, on this Veterans Day.

He was a member of the 2nd Battalion, 345th Regiment, of the 87th Infantry Division in World War II, and fought with them during the Ardennes (Battle of the Bulge) and Rhineland (Siegfried Line) Campaigns. 545 more words

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Veteran's Day

Veteran’s day… One day out of the year could never seem like enough to honor somebody that volunteers to protect our great country and the freedoms we enjoy. 315 more words

Combat Injuries

My grandfather remembered on Veterans Day

My grandfather (affectionately called “Papa” by myself and my children) served in World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart. He had shrapnel from bullets lodged inside him till the day he died. 1,081 more words

The Greatest Man I'll Never Know

As I sat on the ottoman that night and started at the manilla envelope, I was uneasy.

Everyone in the room had their eyes on me, and their anticipation to me seemed selfish. 587 more words

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