Today is Veteran's Day, so I thought a simple post would be best.
These are the veterans in my life:
*My great uncle, who gave his life on the beaches of Normandy.
*My grandmother, although not in any branch of the service, she worked as a riveter and so I count her anyway.
*My father, named after that late great uncle, who served in the Army and would have been sent to Vietnam had the war not ended when it did.
*My brother, whose service in the Coast Guard meant such things as boarding drug smuggling boats, rescuing sinking ships full of Haitian refugees and transporting other military special forces on ops.
* My twin cousins - both retired after 20+ years given to the Navy and Air Force.
*My husband - nearly 22 years of service to the Air Force creating and building technology that meant sending fewer soldiers into actual combat.
Who are the veterans in your life?