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The Eleventh Hour of the Eleventh Day

I’m not sure when I first heard those words but wasn’t sure until many years later what they meant. And even then I thought they were part of a speech at the end of the second world war. Well, I was wrong one other time also. These were the first part of the headline published on November 11, 1918, on the day the peace treaty was signed ending the first World War. And they called it the war that would end all war.;

My brother, Steve, with our Mom
Aunt Trudy, my dad’s youngest sister
Uncles Vird and John R.
Uncle Leo, WWII, Northern Africa to Berlin
The three Blandford brothers meeting somewhere in Germany
Uncle Vird

They are all gone from this world now, these wonderful heroes, the latest being my brother who passed away December 20, 2020, after a long courageous battle with Crones disease . There are cousins and other uncles who have served also, but I couldn’t find their photos. Uncles John and Sam, cousins Doug and Bill, my sister MEG, and others whose service I have forgotten, my hubby, Edd, US Navy and two other brothers, Larry, US Marine Corp, and Ray, US National Guard.

To all the veterans around the world who are now and who have in the past fought for our freedom, I wish you a happy day as you hopefully celebrate this Veteran’s Day, November 11, 2021.