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Monday, November 10, 2014

LOCAL VETERANS SHARE MEMORIES FOR VETERANS DAY

Veteran's Day will be celebrated on Tuesday, November 11.  It is an opportunity for all to celebrate the courage of those who have fought to preserve the American way of life.

I have written a story for the November issue of the IMAGES magazine Anthem edition to celebrate this holiday.  In the story I have interviewed three veterans: two from World War II and one from the Korean conflict.  All three have interesting stories to tell of experiences that many of us have probably only seen on the movie screen. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO READ.  If the print in the story is too small you can enlarge it by clicking the box in the lower right corner of the page. 

I would enjoy seeing any comments you may have.  To leave a comment PLEASE CLICK HERE.  Type your reply in the box and click "Publish your comment."

Thanks,
JM 

16 comments:

Jim McAllister said...

To those of you who served, Thank You.
L J Rupp
S/Sgt USAF 1952 - 1956

Jim McAllister said...

ALAN ROBINSON
8:03 AM (2 hours ago)

to me
Back at you "Sarge"

On a separate topic I attended the Air Commando Association reunion this year at Fort Walton Beach. What a thrill, three days of stories, memories, informal and formal get together, not to mention an afternoon at the Naval Air Museum in Pensacola.

Oh, and one memorable event...Colonel Dick Cole, 99 years old, Navigator for Jimmie Doolittle on the Tokyo raid..short but powerful speech..Wow

Thank you for your service kind sir

Best

Al

Jim McAllister said...

Sounds interesting, Jim. My father served in the Korean War.

Lynda Zollinger

Jim McAllister said...

Thank you, Al.

That must have been a great reunion. I haven't kept in touch with any of the guys I knew. It seems like most of us just scattered after discharge and that was it. I wish someone would have organized something.

Take care.

Jim McAllister said...

Jim:

I'm old and the print is too small to read.

Jim Johnson

Jim McAllister said...

CenturyLink Customer
1:13 PM (21 hours ago)(Uremus)

to me
always interesting.....nice articles

Jim McAllister said...


Lynda Zollinger
12:37 PM (22 hours ago)

to me
It worked perfectly this time, thanks!!

Spread JOY in memory of
Micayla Brinn Zollinger
April 21, 1999-Dec. 31, 2007

Jim McAllister said...

From Fox News:

Not only have they served our country but now they are helping to build the economy. Close to 3 million veterans operate a business in the United States and nearly 19 percent of small businesses are owned by veterans. The Small Business administration estimates 250,000 veterans will transition into civilian life in the next year, translating to a significant economic boost from veteran owned businesses. One such company is Ranger Up, a military-themed T-shirt and apparel company which has a cult following among vets and their families and is fostering a new generations of “Vetrepreneurs.”

midnightsstaff said...

Well thanks Jim for remembering and honoring a special day for a lot of people.
With today, yesterday being the Marine Corps birthday and possibly good news last week I hoisted the flag for the first time in two years.

@Jim Johnson, if you use Firefox as a browser you can go to the little set of lines in the upper right search line and right click it, notice in the choices there is a (-) sign on the left and a (+) sign on the right, when you are on a page you use regularly you can click those and magnify all the pages on that link permanently until until you decide to change it.

You can do the same to every link you normally open every day and set each to whatever magnification necessary..

..hope that helps- and Veterans Day wishes to all Americans who love this country the way it was before it was corrupted- Everyone should realize that there was a price paid in full for that freedom.

Jim McAllister said...

Thank you Sarge. You must have been a great trooper to make Staff in 4 years! I was one short at A1C.

Jim McAllister said...

Thanks, Lynda.

God bless Micayla wherever she is.

Jim McAllister said...

Jim Johnson.

As I said in the blog, go to the lower right corner and click the box and the print will enlarge. A pair of reading specs may help too.

Jim McAllister said...

Thanks, Middy for hoisting the flag again. With the present administration, sometimes we have to bite our tongues and dream of the day this crew is gone.

I served during Kennedy and Johnson who were considered pretty liberal at the time. It's comical to think of that now with the current guy.

Jim McAllister said...

http://worriersanonymous.org/Share/Mansions.htm

The above is from Uremus, very touching.

Stevebuzzardo said...


Good article Jim,

Thanks

Jim McAllister said...

Thanks, Steve