Thursday, November 10, 2016

Veteran's Day 2016

My grandson's Junior High School held a Veteran's Day assembly to honor the local vets. Some of the kids were honoring their parents or grandparents. The vets in attendance ranged from Iraq/Afghanistan warriors to the Korea/Vietnam vets. Sadly, I don't think there were any WWII heroes in attendance. Even the youngest of the "Greatest Generation" would now be in their 90's.
There were members from every branch of service represented and I think they appreciated being honored by the youngest generation. I doubt if many junior high students grasp the importance of the vets service to their country, but one day they will understand that the men and women of the military have served around the globe and defended freedom to the ends of the earth. I hope that you voted last Tuesday, because these veterans defended your right and privilege to cast a ballot for the candidate of your choice regardless of your political views. They deserve your respect.
The junior high choir sang a couple of songs, the orchestra played, and a couple of people spoke in honor of Veterans Day.
Our grandson sings in the choir and he is directly in the center of this image.
After the ceremony my daughter captured an image of The Big Guy and myself. All in all, it was a good day. Have a blessed Veterans Day.


  1. What a lovely thing to do. Many schools won't even acknowledge veterans. It's a sad thing.

    Have a blessed day and weekend. ☺

  2. Veteran's Day is one of our more important holidays. My Dad is officially considered a WWII vet even though he entered the service after the war ended, because he was an MP for the Japanese War Trials.