Veterans Day – Remembrance Day 2013

Today is Remembrance Day/Veterans Day. I’d like to remember in a special way my father, father-in-law and stepfather (all now deceased). Each served their country in war: my father-in-law was in the USAF during WW II and was MIA for months, my father and stepfather (my father’s first cousin) both served in Korea. This is also my father’s birthday. He died in 1978 at the age of 49.

Remembering Tony An article about my father-in-law, who was a gunner for the USAF in WW II. He was shot down over Yugoslavia, near his father’s birthplace.Tony in army

Remembering Dad A tribute to my own father, who served in both the USMC and the United States Army, and who died when I was 18.Dad in Army

This last post is a special way to remember, with fondness, the three father figures in my life: Remembrance Day/Veterans Day 2009

Lest We Forget…


3 thoughts on “Veterans Day – Remembrance Day 2013

  1. Thank you for sharing the stories of these remarkable men, Ellie. We owe them and all veterans so much. My own dad was also a fighter pilot, with the RCAF, and although injured in WWII did come home. He died in 1986 and his funeral was 27 years ago this evening. My grandfather served in the army in WWI and was a member of the Toronto Bantams platoon, made up of men shorter than 5’3″, the minimum enlistment height at the time. As an aside, your father looks a little like Matt Damon! God bless all these men.

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