Thursday, November 10, 2011

Follow Friday - Happy Veteran’s Day!

Q: In light of 11.11.11 and Veteran’s Day tell us about your favorite solider and how he or she is saving the world. Fictional or real life.

A.  First off, Happy Veteran’s Day to every past and present member of our military!  I am thankful to every one of them for their service and sacrifice.  My grandfathers, both who have passed, were also veterans and I am grateful for all the soldiers like them who have been willing to risk their lives for us.

My step-brother Josh is the only relative I have that is in the military, and he is currently serving in the Air Force in Japan.  My book club friend Amy recently went to Afghanistan for several months as a surgeon in the Army.  She sent me some beautiful scarves from over there.  My husband’s friend, Charles, is serving in the Marine Corp.  He recently returned from Africa where he was involved in deterring pirates.  He will next be doing other jobs overseas, but he wasn’t allowed to go into details. 

Happy Veteran’s Day!

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18 comments:

  1. I'm so proud of all of our veterans!

    New follower!

    http://readingtopenguins.blogspot.com/2011/11/following-friday-11.html

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  2. Wow you know a lot of people in the military and I hope they all stay safe!

    Angie
    Angela's Anxious Life

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  3. Happy FF. New follower. My FF: http://readingandwritingurbanfantasy.blogspot.com/2011/11/follow-friday-2.html

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  4. It's wonderful that you honored so many loved ones! New follower! My FF: Mom Reads My Books

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  5. Wow! You do know a lot of soldiers! I couldn't think of any from my family. And I wasn't 100% if my grandpa served or not. He might have done something, but I really can't remember what it was...

    So I chose fictional!

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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  6. Hi! New follower.

    You know a lot of people in the army! I hope they all stay safe.

    Also, very cute dog!

    Check out my FF here.

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  7. :) Great post today. It's amazing so many members of your family were in the armed forces. Very brave!

    Happy Veteran's Day!

    http://brunettelibrarian.blogspot.com

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  8. I'm a new follower of yours. Cheers to all the wonderful people in your family serving! God bless them and I hope she will be safe.
    Follow My Book Blog Friday

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  9. Lots of military connections. Good luck to them all. Stopping by to return the FF. Thanks for stopping by this week.

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  10. Thank your step-brother for his service to our country.

    Here's my hero:
    11-11-11 at My Head is Full of Books

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  11. Happy Veterans Day, too!
    New follower! :)
    Apart of the Hop

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  12. Some people have friends and/or family who served or who is serving in the military. Other people aren’t really keen on the long-standing war and really have no answer at all.

    As for me? I don’t know anyone who is serving or who has served so I decided to go with what I want and chose a fictional soldier as an answer. The thing is, I had four prime candidates! I did eventually end up with one with a lengthy explanation. Care to know who it is? Follow me back to http://www.howardsherman.net and find out!

    In celebration of today’s cool date of 11/11/11 I’m offering a special $11 discount off all my interactive fiction books! Sure I’m a book blogger but I’m also an author. All the details of the $11 off on 11/11/11 is at the bottom of my Follow Friday blog post.

    Since I’m posting this kind of late just add 'FF’ to the coupon code and it’ll be valid all weekend long!

    Thank God it’s Follow Friday!

    Howard Sherman, Implementor
    http://www.howardsherman.net

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  13. I'm a new follower. Love your background! I own two dachshunds, and so could stare at the picture at the top all day! So cute! Great answer to the question too. :-)

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  14. hey! I'm a follower here, happy veteran's day!

    I just got a SHINY new blog makeover!! Come by and let me know what you think!! :)

    http://lindsaycummingsblog.blogspot.com/

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  15. Great response. I'm your newest follower! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

    GraceKrispy@MotherLode blog

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  16. Happy follow Friday!!! My blog is hosting two giveaways currently (the one that just started today is for your choice of a Wendy Delsol book! Stork, Frost or The McCloud Home for Wayward Girls!) I would love it if you would stop by and enter! Thank you and TGIF/Happy Veteran's Day!!!

    Sincerely,
    Emma
    The Writers Voice:
    http://OurBooksOurVoice.Blogspot.com

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