My dad served. His father served. My mother's father served. Other relatives have served. All of them served before I was born. My brother Ethan said it best:
On this Veterans Day of 11-11-11 there are just too many great photos, plaques, poems and sayings to recopy and post on my status. Suffice it to say that I am grateful for all who have served in our country's Military branches, whether in a direct combat role or behind the scene as most are.
Great grampa Gillette US Army,
Great uncle George US Army (WWII),
Great grampa Wright (Wright brothers family) Massachusetts Militia,
Dad's cousin Steve Gillette US Air Force,
Dad's cousin Glenn Gillette US Airforce,
my Grampa Charles Gillette US Army Air Force and US Air Force (WWII POW - Korean conflict & Vietnam),
Grampa Bob Larson US Army
and my dad Chuck Gillette US Air Force Reserves.
|My Grampa Gillette as a youngun|
|My Grampa Gillette's plane, Mon Tete Rouge II|
|My Grampa Gillette's final resting place. I've never met him. My kids have. How trippy is that?|
|My Dad's cousin Steve|
|My Dad's cousin Glenn|
|My Grampa Larson|
|Army Air Corps|
|Army Air Forces|
Thank you all who have served, and who are serving.