Category Archives: military

Veterans Day

I remember once upon a time that everything STOPPED at 11am on November 11th. Even in the shops, we all paused and bowed our heads in honor of those who served. Not anymore. Had I tried this morning, I’d have … Continue reading

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Memorial Day 2020

No long speeches; no visiting dignitaries; no formal rites at all… but the fire department was still there with the big flag, the VFW Honor Guard was there to fire off the salute, the bell of the USS Saratoga was … Continue reading

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Memorial Day 2018

A day to honor those who have given the greatest sacrifice to others: they fought and died so others could live in freedom. The goal was also peace, but… As most years for the last twenty, I took Mom and … Continue reading

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Veteran’s Day 2016

Yeah, I’m a day early. Blame it on Cohoes High School. And the Middle School.. Or at least the band and choruses. Last year, my daughter had a thought about a patriotic concert in honor of vets. It didn’t happen. … Continue reading

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Memorial Day

On Monday, Mom, the Kidling, Hubs and I will be at Saratoga National Cemetery for the annual Memorial Day event. That’s what it’s all about: remembering those who served and are no longer here. Especially those who died in battle, … Continue reading

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Bless Our Vets

When my daughter arrived with her grandmother to pick me up from work today, she couldn’t wait to tell me about English class today. They had a substitute teacher, and the man happens to be a Vietnam Vet. Considering they … Continue reading

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Veteran’s Day 2013

“On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month….” Originally known as Armistice Day; now called Remembrance Day in most Allied nations and Veterans Day here in the US. A moment of silence; a day of parades, … Continue reading

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Memorial Day

Two days of the year, if I can at all possibly get there, I spend at the Saratoga National Cemetery (Also known as the Gerald Solomon National Cemetery) . Veterans Days and Memorial Day. I try to go up a … Continue reading

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We Will Never Forget

We Will Never Forget.

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Veterans Day 2012

Veterans Day 2012 “At the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month….” Those were the words of a telegram that told the world that WWI was over. The Armistice with Germany had been signed. The “war to … Continue reading

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