Veterans Day Formerly called Armistice Day marked the end of the war to end all wars, World War I. This photo from History of Veterans Day was taken two minutes before the armistice was to go in effect shows soldiers from the 353rd Infantry near a church in Stenay, Meuse in France. My mother's dad served three years in the 165th (Mine) of the Company Coast Regiment of Artillery Corps.
My information comes from his discharge papers.
Since I was born before America entered into World War II, I have faint memories of being aware that three of my momma's six brothers were overseas serving. Uncle Raymond was in the Navy. Uncle John also was in the Navy, but he was attached to the Marines as a corpsman.
Uncle John was only 17 when he enlisted. Obviously, he did not tell his true age.
Uncle Roy was in the Army.
My grandmother must have done some heavy praying during those years, what with three sons being put in harm's way. I know that I would in her position. Because of her brothers, my momma fo…