Today we honor our veterans through Armistice Day in much of the Western world and Veterans Day here in the U.S.  I had a great-grandfather in WW I, two grandfathers (one a Tuskegee Airman) in WW II, a father (two tours) and step-father in Vietnam, a sister served ten years in the Navy (her husband is a Navy retiree) and a step-brother who retired from the Marines after serving 25+ years.  We in this family know sacrifice and we know honor.  We are proud Americans! Happy Veterans Day! Photo: Veterans Plaza, Overton Park, Memphis, TN (shot November 9, 2011).

Today we honor our veterans through Armistice Day in much of the Western world and Veterans Day here in the U.S.  I had a great-grandfather in WW I, two grandfathers (one a Tuskegee Airman) in WW II, a father (two tours) and step-father in Vietnam, a sister served ten years in the Navy (her husband is a Navy retiree) and a step-brother who retired from the Marines after serving 25+ years.  We in this family know sacrifice and we know honor.  We are proud Americans! Happy Veterans Day! Photo: Veterans Plaza, Overton Park, Memphis, TN (shot November 9, 2011).