Duty Calls II

I can’t believe I used Duty Calls as my title yesterday, when clearly it’s more important for Veteran’s Day. I had the day off today and ran many errands. I met another alumna from Sarah Lawrence and had a wonderful conversation. And while this was all nice,  I truly regret I couldn’t go home last week to see my grandfathers–both WWII Vets–in the Columbus Veteran’s Day Parade.

When you have people around your whole life, it’s easy to take them for granted. Now that I am nearing 30 and my grandpa’s are 89 and 94, I appreciate or relationship in new ways, and feel so blessed to have them both with me still. I look at this picture and remember that the US victory in WWII, so certain all my life, was something that they helped us to earn. I can’t imagine how scary that must have been. Grandpa Baird can still tell stories of circling planes above East Asia. I want to record his memories when I’m home for Christmas this year.

Thank you Grandpa and Grandpa, and all Vets.

Veteran's Day Parade 2010

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