Category Archives: honoring veterans

Pearl Harbor 75th anniversary stories

My mother was a 16-year-old living near Tokyo when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. The war seemed far away to a teenager busy working to help support the family, but soon she was following radio broadcasts to hear of bombs … Continue reading

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Veterans Day – honoring service and memories

Veterans Day is coming up – this Friday, November 11. The Battlefield Doc and I will be at a VFW post for breakfast and book signing. Doc loves to chat with other veterans, sharing where they were and what they … Continue reading

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Memorial Day – all quiet on the western front

Outside, three shots fired into the air. Inside, I found my veteran friend had been startled by the sound of war. I had forgotten to warn him. We were at a VFW post on the western side of St. Louis … Continue reading

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