For Veteran's Day
To all those who left their homes and families; to all those who watched as their father, mother, son, daughter, sister, brother, husband, or wife boarded a plane, train, or ship; to all those who did what needed to be done, even when they were scared beyond all they had ever experienced; to all those who lost a buddy, a friend, or just the guy next to them in the foxhole; to all those who received a call, letter, or telegram informing them that their loved one would not return; too all of you, a sincere and heartfelt thank you. Your sacrifice, your loss, and your courage will not be forgotten.
William K. Elliott
8/15/2013 07:29:24 pm
Only a veteran can tell the difference between the hope of life and the scars of war. Being in a war, far away from your loved ones and from all that matters to you for years to come, is no small feat. My salute to all veterans for making us proud.
10/21/2013 09:12:21 pm
I totally agree with you William that the sacrifice, courage and the loss will not be forgotten. Nice post shared indeed.
4/1/2014 04:27:47 pm
I had a great uncle that died in World War II, 2 uncles that survived World War II, my husband is a Korean era veteran. My brother was a Viet Nam era veteran, my son is a Marine Corps veteran. Veterans, and to those that serve in our military are heroes, not athletes, actors or musicians.
12/6/2020 07:49:53 pm
Thanks for posting this to your blog
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William K Elliott
William is a member of that ever-popular group known as “Aspiring Writers,” also known as “unemployed.” He has been dabbling in writing for some twenty or thirty years, and has finally decided to “get down to business.” With inspiration from Steven King’s “On Writing,” and a lot of support from his wife, Kristy, he has been working on his first novel.