Saturday, November 11, 2006

Veteran's Day

A.k.a., "Armistice Day". The place to go on 11/11 is always the Irish Elk: the most interesting, most inspiring stories and links related to the day. The picture at the head of this post was taken in 1945. It shows two veterans of the second world war. The lieutenant, naval engineer, and veteran of the landings on Tarawa on the right is my father. The captain of Marines on the left, one of the first class of women commissioned in the United States Marine Corps, is my mother.


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