Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Veteran's Day - my heroes

We celebrate Veteran's Day today - it started as Armistice Day to commemorate the ending of World War I at 11:11 a.m. on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.

I listed the war veterans in my ancestry in my post Veteran's Day - My Heroes.

The only ancestor of mine that served in World War I was my maternal grandfather, Lyle Lawrence Carringer (1891-1976). I posted a biography and muse about him and his life in Today is Gramps' 116th Birthday.

Here is a photograph of Gramps in his U.S. Marines uniform taken in about 1917 in San Diego - in front of a plam tree, of course.

I honor my grandfather and appreciate his service to our country, and his devotion to our family.

I have tremendous respect and appreciation for those serving in the Armed Forces today in Iraq, Afghanistan, and around the world. May God bless them all and bring them home safe.

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