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Veterans Day 2017

 

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As this Veterans day ends I thank my wife for keeping the home fires burning. I thank my father for helping to liberate the Philippines in WW II. Thank you daughter Kathryn, Air Force & Navy and son Matthew, Marine Corps for your service. Granddaughter Samantha and Husband Zed, Captains both, serving today in the Air Force. Thank you grandson Kevin for your service and upcoming graduation from Basic Training, U.S. Army. Thanks PJ nephew John up there in the Alaska cold with the Air Guard. Your PJ slogan speaks well for all, “These Things We Do, That Others May Live.”  May my Navy brothers in-law Billy and Johnny rest in peace with all those others who gave so much. To all our brothers and sisters, thank youfor your service. And finally, to my fellow Viet Nam era Veterans, Welcome Home.
I guess you could say we’re a military family.

As we honor all who served and those that kept the home while they were gone, try to think just where we’d be, if everyone had taken a knee.

W. Lee Fiddler, USMC/CT Army National Guard