Veterans Day 2016

This Veterans Day was really meaningful and wonderful. Not only did I get to dress up in 40's clothing and attend a USO show, but I got to hold the hand of a veteran who stormed Omaha Beach on June 6th, 1944. I'm so grateful for the opportunities I've had to meet WWII veterans! They are truly the Greatest Generation. 

Before the USO show, I went to a "Citizen Soldiers" talk by Steve Appleby at the WWII museum.

Two of the Andrew Sisters getting ready for the show ...


I was wearing 2 inch heels and still wasn't as tall as my little sister ... 

Steve Appleby of the Eldred WWII Museum ... 

Robert Graham served in WWII and Korea! 

"Don't sit under the apple tree, with anyone else but me ..."

The highlight of the evening was talking with Elmer De Lucia. He was in five major battles; Normandy, Northern France, Battle of the Bulge, Rhineland, and Central Europe. Elmer stormed Omaha Beach on his twentieth birthday and lost many of his good friends and his brother in the war. I held his hand and he sang "You'll Never Walk Alone." 


This is a picture of Elmer during the war. Quite a handsome kid, don't you think? =)

Thank you, thank you, thank you to all our veterans! 

-Emily

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