Posted by: Naomi Baltuck | November 12, 2014

Veterans’ Day

Writing Between the Lines

On November 11th, sleep in, go shopping, see a movie.  But please do take a moment to remember what this day is really all about.

At our house, we will be lighting a candle for my special army buddies, Colonel Earl Edward McBride, Jr., Harold Nye, and Donald Hogue.  I am so fortunate to have met them, and so grateful to them for their friendship, for the stories they shared, and for their service to our country.  They went to war as untested young men, and came home heroes, bearing scars inside and out that would change them forever.

I will be writing to my friend Jack Oliver, a very kind and wise WWII vet who went to boot camp with my Uncle Lewis in 1944.  I will thank him for his service to our country in a horrible war that saved the world.  Jack helped me understand not only…

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  1. Fitting tributes to those brave men. I also remembered my family members who, because of the war, I was never privileged to meet.

  2. Dear Sylvia,
    It is such a sad legacy that war leaves behind. Thank you so much for taking the time to share a bit of your story.


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