November 11, 2011

Thankfulness Abounds: Veterans

Today is Veterans Day!

It's really difficult to put into a short post the significance of this day for our country.  Without the men and women who have served and are currently serving, America would not be what it is today.

You may remember my June post about Honoring Heros.

Today, I want to say a special THANK YOU to a Veteran that is very near and and dear to my heart: my father.

Dad served at the Combat Developments Command at Fort Belvoir in Virginia from 1968 to 1969 and in Vietnam from 1969 to 1971.  He was an Army Artillery Captain in the southern part of an area known as II Corps, which included Nah Trang, Dalat and Cam Ranh Bay.  He also served as an Operations Officer.  During his time at Fort Belvoir, he was an Operations Research Analyst and a Project Officer--basically a "go-between" between the contractors and the Army. 

Our family in Washington, DC

Father/Daughter golf

Being silly last Christmas
Dad: I'm so proud of you and thankful for your service to our country.

Please take time to thank the Veterans in your life today!

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