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Veterans Day | Veterans Day

sean-arbabi's picture
Nov.12.2010
A few years ago while on assignment in Southwest Florida, I wandered aroundSanibel Island and J. N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge one morning, in search of some images, and met an older gentlemen fishing. I thought he might make a nice subject fishing in the mangrove-lined...
mara-buck's picture
Nov.11.2010
     From where does courage come?  From the stomach-churned battle cry for Freedom, screamed in every language from the time humans first sought to enslave that most basic right?  From the faces of the hungry and the war-torn, too ill themselves to fight and who must look to the strong for...
SharonWalling's picture
Nov.11.2010
Remembering our Vets! Very few of us ever really get to experience soul-to-soul the kind of memories that involve two uniformed officers arriving at your door, "We regret to inform you. We see, read, and have it visualized for us with snippets of young widows clutching children the father will...
sue-glasco's picture
Nov.10.2010
After anticipating it for weeks, I finally got around to making us potato soup for supper with grilled cheese sandwiches.  It was not even chilly today—in fact, I think it tied records at 76 degrees earlier in the day.  I did my town errands with short sleeves and no sweater.  Nevertheless, the...
barry-eva's picture
Nov.15.2009
  While the US celebrates Veterans Day, around the world the day to remember those who gave up their lives for us is called "Remembrance Day". Canada like the US holds this day on November 11th. While in the UK the national day of remembrance for those killed in both world wars and...
sue-glasco's picture
Nov.11.2009
Monday started with Gerald waking me with the good news that he had found Gerry’s bird dog.  Wanting to get acquainted with the dogs, he had taken them “hunting” on Sunday afternoon (without a gun), and he was dismayed when one ran away from him and he could not locate it.  A road away from...
john-braun's picture
Nov.11.2009
As I was driving into work today, I noticed a bumper sticker on a car in front of me and one lane over. It was one of those bumper stickers that I don't think you're meant to read unless the car is parked, because it's so small you have to get dangerously close to the other car and take your eyes...
mara-buck's picture
Nov.11.2009
In a trunk filled with mothballs lies the somewhat-shredded woolen flag that flew over my father’s minesweeper while it cruised the Straits of Iwo Jima.  My mother’s bridal suit and my father’s navy blues are there too, sandwiched along with the flag.  I will keep the uniform and the suit along...
charles-a-ray's picture
May.26.2009
  Fellow Helium writer M.J. Joachim featured my article on the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans' Day on her blog recently.  To check it out, go to http://mjjoachimmeetsheliummembers.blogspot.com/  Her blog, which provides advice and tips to writers, can be found at http://mjjoachim...
elaine-deyo's picture
Nov.04.2008
WHEN I WAS A KID - Six Veterans Day When I was a kid, the significance of Armistice Day, now Veterans Day, was not completely apparent to me. But we were taught in school that the red paper flowers sold that day, the poppies, began with a poem written by a Canadian World War I Colonel, John McCrae...