The theme for this week’s #52Snapshots of Life photo challenge is “Veteran”. When I hear the word veteran I automatically think of my father. My father served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He was very proud of his service and my siblings and I were proud of him as well.
I hadn’t visited the cemetery in a while, but I knew the local American Legion that my Dad belonged to would put markers and flags on all of the graves for Veterans Day.
My father and I had our differences over the years but the one legacy he left me that I am proud of is heartfelt patriotism. That is why my blog colors are red, white, and blue and why I love to dress the dogs in patriotic collars and bandanas.
Happy Veterans Day to all who have served and are still serving our country. Happy Armistice Day and Remembrance Day to our friends overseas who celebrate those holidays. Veterans Day in the USA was originally celebrated as Armistice Day in 1919 and became a legal holiday in 1938 to honor veterans of World War I. It officially became Veterans Day in 1954 and expanded to honor veterans of all wars. This holiday actually has a long and interesting history. If you’re interested you can read more about that by clicking here.
Happy Veterans Day, Dad.
Thank you to the The Lazy Pit Bull for hosting the#52Snapshots of Life photo challenge. Are you joining in the fun? Photos can be shared via blog or social media, just use the hashtags #52Snapshots and #PBSG.
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