Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Remembering Veterans Day


From the Department of Veteran Affairs (link),

World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” - officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.”


Veterans Day is a time for us to remember those who served and sacrificed.   The RomVets, female veterans who write romance books, continue to serve ...

Geri Krotow, Navy Veteran, is hosting me on her blog today at this link.  Learn how you can support her in sending romance books to deployed service personnel.


Diana Cosby, Navy Veteran, kicks off the 5th Annual Food Bank Food Drive Challenge at this link.  Diana is giving away her MacGruder Brothers series to one randomly selected reader who leaves a comment on her Facebook about giving to a food bank.

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Jessica Scott, Army active duty, is hosting a fundraiser for Project Sanctuary at this link.   From its website, "Project Sanctuary takes our military families from battle-ready to family-ready by providing six-day, outdoor, therapeutic retreats in a healing environment and ongoing family support services for two years following each retreat."

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Wreaths Across America is accepting donations to place a wreath at military gravesites as part of its mission (link), "Our mission, Remember, Honor, Teach, is carried out in part by coordinating wreath laying ceremonies a specified Saturday in December at Arlington, as well as veterans’ cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states and beyond."


Readers can support deployed personnel through Operation Holiday Card at this link.

PBS is hosting a special program, NAVY SEALS - THEIR UNTOLD STORY, 9 pm - 11 pm, Eastern Standard Time.  For more information, check out this link.

Mahalo,

Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City

Boy Scouts lay lei at Punchbowl
National Cemetery of the Pacific

10 comments:

  1. Kim, as always, you nail it. I'm so grateful to be in Romvets with you, and for your service and dedication to Veterans not just today but everyday, all year. xox

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  2. Kim,
    I echo Geri's sentiments, and I'm thankful to be a RomVet with you as well. You have an amazing heart, and I sincerely appreciate all that you do help our Veterans throughout the year. You're an incredible, positive force. God bless you and your family! *Hugs*

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  3. Thanks for the post. Veterans Day is indeed a special time to honor those who serve.

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  4. I also thank you for this post. We'll be at a ceremony at our local American Legion today.

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  5. We call it Remembrance Day in Australia!! The same in essence though.

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  6. Remembering all the men and women who lost their lives, who served their countries, and still do on this special day. We also call it "Remembrance Day" in England.

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  7. Thank you for all the links Kim. Great post!

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  8. Wonderful post, Kim! Thank you and the ladies that you listed for your service!!

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