November 11th, 2010
Veteran’s Day

I’ve passed the 25000 word mark today on the book. The next bit is going to go slower because I’m free writing from here on out. I hope everyone participating in NaNo is making progress. That’s the most important thing to aim for this month.

Now to something far more important. Today is Veteran’s Day. I never met my ‘real’ grandfather. I grew up with a man I loved and who was very real to me. He was my world. In my mind, he’ll always be my grandpa. That doesn’t change the fact that my ‘real’ grandfather rests in Hawaii at the Punchbowl cemetery. He died in WWII, when my mom was very little. I don’t know how much action he saw in Japan and ultimately it doesn’t matter. What does matter is that he served. And in the end, he gave everything to make sure that my mom and grandma would live free and safe from the horrors of war. I honor him and the brave men and women who have served and continue to serve this nation. Thank you! May you come home safe.

2 comments to “Veteran’s Day”

  1. Great progress! As you state, it really only matters that he served. The all volunteer force today are the best and a supreme credit to the nation they defend.

  2. Bernard, Thanks! He definitely gave all.