Veteran's Day

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It's Veteran's Day today.

I have children serving right now - most are in Afghanistan, but one is currently in NC healing from a broken leg.

When they're stateside, all of them like to spend the day, once they are done with official ceremonies, going from place to place to get all the discounts and freebies offered to them.  While my children have learned to pace themselves, that's not necessarily true of their friends.  It's a good thing that Veteran's Day is a Sunday, because they get to have tomorrow off to recover from today's excesses.

This is my youngest on his first leave home - 7 years ago.


Two of mine:


None of the other pics are digital.

Today is also Elften-Elften, a major German festival celebrating the end of WWI.

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