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Veterans Day Stories

Every November 11th, countries around the world mark the end of the First World War. In the United States, we recognize it as Veterans Day, an opportunity to thank all of those who have served or are serving our country in the armed forces.

The Our American Stories program is featuring several stories today honoring American Veterans.

While they are available through different sites, here is the link to PlayerFM’s broadcast of today’s program. It includes a short “story” by me at the very beginning, based off my blog post “Stars of Blue and Gold.Here is the direct link to my contribution, if you’d like to check it out.

If you aren’t up for listening to the whole program, I found the story of Jimmy Stewart, one of my all-time favorite actors and a WWII veteran, absolutely fascinating. If you’d like to give it a listen, here’s a direct link.

To those of my readers who are serving or have served, thanks seem like very little to offer, but I offer them sincerely. We remember. And we are grateful for your sacrifices.

Photo courtesy of Andrew Pons on unsplash.com

17 thoughts on “Veterans Day Stories”

  1. Over here, 11 November is always Armistice Day – the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. National remembrance is on the Sunday closest to that. I’m always struck by how much we owe these people – most of them were, and still are, not strutting nationalists (we could do without people like that, frankly), but ordinary people doing extraordinary things, protecting our freedoms. God knows where we would be without them. We always remember them.

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    1. Thanks for the clarification, Mike- I’ll get that adjusted when I’m more awake! ‘Ordinary people doing extraordinary things’ sums it up perfectly- those are the stories I always find amazing. Thanks for stopping by!


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