Event ~ A Dickens Holiday, Fayetteville, North Carolina, 11/25

For most, it is a trip back in time to the 19th Century–the Victorian era

Lucky for me, I captured lots of 2014 pictures on the occasion. At this point, I do not know what I will get today. It is nearing sunset. I hoped for lots of sun and blue skies. This time I did better in fashioning a costume of sorts. I’m a military character. While the sun was out here, I snapped a few selfies…  [The event] [Street Scene Pics]

Veterans Day–November 11, 2016

Granddad ArmyThank you for your service and to those who made the supreme sacrifice, thank you as well.

I served in the U.S. Army as an Infantry Officer from September 1968 until retirement, September 1992. I ended my career as an Inspector General in The Office of The Army Inspector General.

History tells us at the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month in 1918 hostilities on the Western Front ceased and World War I came to an end–Armistice Day and Remembrance Day. In 1954 the United States changed the commemoration to Veterans Day to honor all veterans of all wars.

Today, in this country we recognize the service of our veterans. Again, thank you for that service! Honor to those who celebrate today as Remembrance Day.