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Nov 11

Remembering Our Veterans on Veterans Day

Today is Veterans Day, a day to remember, thank, and honor our U.S. veterans.

Veterans Day was originally called Armistice Day and was created to commemorate of the end of World War I. Fighting between the Allied Nations and Germany ceased on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, the date generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.”

Armistice Day became a legal holiday on 11 November 1938, primarily to honor World War I veterans and dedicated to the cause of world peace. After World War II and the Korean War the name was changed to Veterans Day and on 1 June 1954 it became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.

Herbert Miller, 333 Reg, 84 Div, "Rail Splitters", WWII

Herbert Miller, U.S. Army, 333 Reg, 84 Div, “Rail Splitters”, WWII

There are several veterans in my immediate family. My dad, Herbert Miller, was a World War II veteran and his two brothers are veterans. Two of my other uncles and some of my dad’s cousins were also veterans. My cousin Ron Weitz and Joe’s brother Greg served in Viet Nam.

Below are photos of some of the veterans in my family from the Chatt area:

Carl LaVerne Miller, Army Anti Aircraft Artillery

Carl LaVerne Miller, U.S. Army Anti Aircraft Artillery

Kenneth Miller, 278 Regimental Combat Team 1953-55

Kenneth Miller, U.S. Army, 278 Regimental Combat Team 1953-55.

Paul "Red" Linn

Paul “Red” Linn, WWII, South Pacific.

Paul Eichler, Army, Korean War

Paul Eichler, U.S. Army, Korean War

Dale Caffee, Army, WWII

Dale Caffee, U.S. Army, WWII

Donald Caffee, Korean War.

Donald Caffee, U.S. Army, Korean War era.

Murlin Miller, Marines, WWII, Korea, Viet Nam

Murlin Miller, U.S. Marines, WWII, Korea, Viet Nam

Wesley Kallenberger, WWII, Navy Seabees, South Pacific.

Wesley Kallenberger, WWII, Navy Seabees, South Pacific.

 

As we remember all U.S. veterans on Veterans Day, we thank you for your service and sacrifices to protect and defend our freedoms.

 

2 comments

  1. Martha Lawler

    Karen,
    In the picture with Wesley Kllenberger, is that Max, Leon, Jean, and Anna Kallenberger? The picture was taken at the church. Thanks for all your wonderful informative features.
    Martha Fisher Lawler

    1. Karen

      I believe that is who is in the photo with Wesley.

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