Today is Veteran’s Day, the day that the U.S. celebrates the service of all military veterans, not just those who died in World War I. I honor all of our veterans, and am grateful for their service to my country. Thank you.
My father was a veteran of World War II. He was a Jew, who witnessed the horror of war. He was as patriotic as one could be, and was proud that he served his nation. I am proud of his service, as well.
The photograph above is of my mother on her 80th birthday in 1999. She was also a veteran in her own way, a veteran of her strokes and heart attacks within an eight year period, and of her body’s physical decline.
The bizarre part is that she died on Veteran’s Day in 2004. I miss her more than I can articulate, and she is in my prayers and thoughts every day.
May you be at peace, dear mom and dad. Z”L May your memories be for a Loving Blessing. I love you both.
November 11, 2012 – 26 Cheshvan, 5773
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