‘Up at the Legion’

I’ve already passed this onto a few people so I thought I might as well just reblog it. I know that Sammy and I have a lot of overlap in our readers, but I really enjoyed this post and it’s a timely read.


Today, November 10, 2014 we celebrate the United States Marine Corps’ 239th birthday.

Tomorrow is Veterans’ Day when the United States honors all who have served in the US Armed Forces.

Below is a photo of my grandmother who bore twelve children, eleven of whom lived to adulthood and some of whom she watched with her steadfast fortitude and optimism as they left town on their way to distant battlefields.

Grandma and Marine Recruiter Grandma and Marine Recruiter

During World War II, four sons enlisted in the Marines and were deployed to the Pacific Islands while one daughter enlisted and was stationed as a Marine recruiter in Chicago. Grandma also had two sons-in-law deployed in the Marines and Air Force, and a younger son who later joined the Marines.

Aunt Dot, Dad, Uncle Chuck, Uncle Art, Uncle Pep, Uncle Walt Aunt Dot, Dad, Uncle Chuck, Uncle Art, Uncle Pep, Uncle Walt

During her sons’ deployments, Grandma – along with so many other women on the…

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About Dan Antion

Husband, father, woodworker, cyclist, photographer, geek - oh wait, I’m writing this like I only have 140 characters. I am all those things, and more, and all of these passions present me with opportunities to observe, and think about things that I can’t write about in other places. I have started this blog to catch the stuff that falls out, overflows and just plain doesn’t fit the other containers in my life.
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16 Responses to ‘Up at the Legion’

  1. Pingback: Marines Celebrate 239th Anniversary Today | Gadaboutblogalot's Blog

  2. loisajay says:

    She had to have been so very proud. Worried, but mostly proud. God bless.

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  3. Don says:

    Found it very moving Dan, having served in the Military myself. Thank you.

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  4. shops4shoes says:

    Glad you made this reading suggestion, Dan. I really enjoyed it! Thank you!

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  5. Sandi says:

    Thanks for sharing, Dan: such a wonderful post, for so many reasons. I follow Sammy but had not read this post yet.

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  6. It’s better than most of us would have done, so I’m glad for the reblog, Dan, and for stopping by Sammy’s blog. In France November 11 used to be Armistice Day and we honored the Veterans of WWI. Although November 11 is still Armistice the tribute has been extended to any French who served the country. Thanks to both of you for reminding us of them.

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