In the United States November 11th is Veterans Day every year. On this day we honor all of the men and women who have served our nation to preserve our freedom.
I would like to pay tribute to and honored all men and women from all countries who have fought in the many wars that have taken place around the world. No matter what country these people were from they were fighting for what they believed was the betterment of their country.
If it were not for these brave men and women we would not be living the lives we live today.
I would like to especially honor my father, Keith E. Wallace by dedicating this post to him.
My father served in World War II as an officer in the Merchant Marines. He served on a Liberty Ship as a radio operator, transporting troops to Europe and back.
During WWII the Merchant Marines who served on ships crossing the Atlantic Ocean and being used by the Armed Forces were made active duty military. However when the war was over those Merchant Marines were never given an official discharged as an active duty member of the military.
My father finally received his official discharge as an active duty member of the military on Veterans Day, November 11, 1998. After more than 50 years of waiting he was finally an official Veteran. This was a huge honor for him. I remember him being so proud of the fact that his country had finally recognized him as a Veteran. He was buried with military honors just like all of the other veterans.
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