Today is Veterans Day in the US; Armistice Day or Remembrance Day in other countries.
I am a veteran of the US Navy. I joined in 1970 and was honorably discharged in 1976. I am what is called a Vietnam-era veteran. I didn't see combat like many of the guys did. Neither did Glenn, thankfully. He was also in the Navy, 1970-1979. During our time in the Navy we were stationed in many different places. I was stationed in Maryland and Virginia, met and married Glenn while serving in Puerto Rico, went to school in New Jersey and finally spent 3 years in Hawaii. I grew up alot during those years!
A few years later, I went to work at Fort Polk, Louisiana for the US Army. I worked there for nearly 10 years, 1989-1998, supporting the support system of the soldiers and their families. I worked there thru the first Gulf war and watched the bombing of Baghdad from the Colonel's office in the security building.
Now I work for a Department of Defense contractor that designs and makes the robots that search for IEDs in suspicious areas along the roadsides of Iraq and Afghanistan.
I tip my hat and raise a cheer for all those who have served, in all countries, in all wars, both overseas and at home. May you return safely to your family.