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Here There Be Learning …

… or something.

I meant to post this sooner, but, well, whoever studies art “because it’s easy” is going to get punched in the face.

First off, happy Veterans’ Day. I am currently trying to make my way through a memoir by Wild Bill Guarnere and his BFF Ed “Babe” Heffron, two US paratroopers from Easy Company, 101st Airborne. The memoir is titled “Brothers in Battle, Best of Friends,” and I picked it up last year at Ike Farm where Wild Bill actually signed it “To (me): Another Lovely Gal.” This was about 6 months before he passed away. It’s quite an enjoyable read and they are both good storytellers. My only issue is time …

Wild Bill Guarnere … he really wanted to hold that gun.

Below the cut are some things learned from Ike Farm 2014 (see previous post) as well as a small event I visited a few weeks after. Enter if you dare.

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Happy Veterans Day

Is it Veterans’ (possessive plural), Veteran’s (possessive singular), or Veterans (as in, the day of Veterans)?

Wearing poppies on November 11 is a British/Commonwealth tradition to remember all their veterans of World War I, inspired by the poem In Flanders Field.  This day was also known as Armistice Day pretty universally until after the Korean War.  At that point, America had to be different (because MURRICA) and changed the day to remember all veterans who have served.  This is not to be confused with Memorial Day, which remembers everyone who died in service. Continue reading

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