|WWI veteran Joseph Ambrose|
(image in public domain)
Twitter's a buzz with Halloween. Next will be Thanksgiving. But there is one holiday in between - Veterans Day. Armistice Day. Remembrance Day. Red Poppies from Flanders Field. No matter what is is called, it is a day for us to thank our veterans. From one day of service to 20 years for retirement, every veteran and his/her spouse deserves to be appreciated.
|Julia Quinn (left) with a veteran - me!|
Enter Julia Quinn. She is hosting her second annual Veterans Day Giveaway for veterans and military spouses. 100 randomly selected entrants win a Julia Quinn novel of choice. For more details, including the link to enter, check out her website at this link.
Mahalo, Julia, for caring about our veterans!
|Image from Amry Europe Libriaries (at this link).|
You, too, can salute veterans! Operation Paperback enables readers to donate gently used books for deployed soldiers. Operation Paperback also supports VA hospitals. In fact, one hospital in the midwest has appealed for flipflops, toiletries, and books for their patients as "they have no family." I've started a collection at my son's school. If you would like to help, check out Operation Paperback's website at this link.
Finally, I am coordinating Operation Holiday Card for military personnel separated from their family in Korea. My husband is currently away in Korea and he will deliver the cards. For more information, contact me at email@example.com.
Together, we can make a difference!
Kim in Hawaii
A Blessing for Veterans:
Aia ia 'oukou e haku'i i mau 'aina 'elua e
There you are, echoing from two distant lands.
From the Korean War Project at this link.