Today at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of the year. We celebrate, A US holiday to commemorate all who served their country in the Armed Services.
The poppy has come to be representative of Veterans day, and as it is known in Canada as Remembrance Day. I got mine when I went to the store from a VFW rep in front of the store.I put it on my Navy ball cap until it wears out.
As you all know I am a US Navy veteran, having served from 1966-1970 in a Rescue Helicopter Squadron ( HC-2) as an aircrewman/rescue swimmer. Even today when someone Thanks me for my service , I will tell them your welcome, but in all honesty I had the best times of life during that period, I loved flying and the high you got when you did make a rescue. As I remember it it was very young men 18-26 years old doing jobs that had no counterpart in the civilian world, since I flew from aircraft carriers I got to see exactly how dangerous it was.As I said it was kid’s who were forced to grow up and do a mans job all at once.
Sam USS Shangri-La 1967
Sam USS Independence 1969.
Sam 2014 Together We Served Reunion.
Quite a difference 45 years makes.
The Wall, if in DC visit it someday, you will be glad you did.
I want to thank all my blogger friends out there, that served time in the armed forces and are now US Veterans.Thanks guys and gals, for giving this great country a part of your lives.A big Bravo Zulu and Hand salute to all of you.
Be safe out there. Sam & Donna……….