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Read "Midnight Reveille" Free on your Kindle, in Honor of Veterans Day

In honor of Veterans Day, “Midnight Reveille” is available for free on Amazon until Friday! This sweet paranormal romance is a Kindle Short Read, a short story you can enjoy on your coffee break. 144 more words

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WWII Vet Recounts Years in Service

Written By: Natalie Weintraub

Photos by: Natalie Weintraub & Larry Schwartz

With Veterans Day around the corner, it is important to recognize why we put up extra American flags, why some businesses and schools close, and why there are parades and other such celebrations. 547 more words


Iwo Jima

The invasion of Iwo Jima began on 2/19/1945 and continued to 3/27/1945. The battle was a major initiative of the Pacific Campaign or WW II. The mission was to capture the airfields on the island. 94 more words


Watching PBS' Iwo Jima: From Combat to Comrade

Halfway through this one-hour documentary about the once-a-year flights of Americans to join their former foes from Japan on this island which is in the Tokyo Prefecture and is considered part of the Japanese homeland, the occasional tears came a flood as tales of tortured heroism are recounted by American Marines and one P-51 Army Air Corps pilot evoke such stunning awe and pride, and yet the coming-into-focus the stories of the few remaining sons of Nippon who served there made the tears a waterfall, the tale of the gravely wounded soldier who said if the reverse were true a Japanese soldier probably never would have attended him and saved his life and his gracious thanks to America and its special kind of warriors – ones who give mercy as a matter of course – brought out the nasal addition to the lacrimal output. 301 more words

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Gratitude~Veteran's Day

We should never, ever take for granted

the freedoms we have, and the Americans

who have given sacrificially to guard them.

My heartfelt thanks goes to every soldier… 103 more words


Iwo Jima: From Combat to Comrades | Full Episode

From PBS – http://www.pbs.org/veterans/stories-of-service/stream-tv/a-to-z/iwo-jima/

More About the Film

The captivating film takes viewers back to 1945 when these men first met. 90,000 combatants on an 8-square mile island. 257 more words