Monday, November 10, 2008

Veteran's Day 2008

This day is when we take time to remember the members of our armed services who served in the wars and conflicts this country was involved with. When I was in school we had a minute of silence at 11:00 o'clock to remember people we knew. Flags flew in the streets, banks, government offices, city offices were closed but we had school. Sometimes there were parades and since our school was on the main street of our town we got excused to watch people celebrating. 1944 and 1945 were especially memorable since WWII was over and several soldiers had come home and marched in the parade. I read in the paper this morning that a 90 year old woman was riding with a contingent of WWII veterans in New York's parade this year. The woman was the nurse that appeared on Life magazine that depicted a sailor kissing a nurse in Times Square on V-J Day in 1945. I wish Edith Shain the best as she celebrates Veteran's Day 2008. Grandmother

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