Veterans Day is a day we salute our Veterans and offer a “Thank You” for your service, but in all honesty – that should be Every Day!
It is now a public holiday dedicated to honoring anyone who served in the U. S. military, but it first began as a day of remembrance by President Woodrow Wilson in 1919, at the end of World War I. It was originally known as Armistice Day, but in 1954 it was changed to be known as Veterans Day.
Veterans Day always falls on the chosen day of November 11th in reference to when Germany signed an armistice with the Allies that signaled the end of the wars on 11 a.m., on 11, November 1918.
Many observe the day by attending local ceremonies dedicated to honoring Veterans for their service.
Veterans in my family
Steve Insalaco (USAF) My Husband
Stefano Insalaco (Army-Air Corp) My Father-in-Law
Fred Cambino (USN) My husbands uncle
Mike DeTulio (U. S. Army) My husbands uncle
Frank Cambino (U. S. Army) My husbands uncle
Johnny Cambino (US Army) My husbands uncle
Andrew DeTulio (USN) My husbands uncle
Clayton Bryan (USN) My Father – I just love this picture of him – so young and handsome!
Floyd Bryan (USN) My Uncle with my father – his brother
LeRoy McKinley (U.S. Army) My Uncle
Regina Bryan (USN) my cousin – granddaughter of Floyd Bryan, my uncle.
Jewell H. Bryan (US Army) My great uncle and father of Cindy Bryan Moore – my cousin
Edgar T. McKinley (WWI Army) My Grandfather – I feel so fortunate to have such an early WWI photo of him.
Giuseppe Cambino (US Army WWI) My husband’s Grandfather
Awarded To Giuseppe Cambino for Wounded in Action in WWI
James (Jimmy) Donahue – (US Army) Jimmy is my husbands uncle and father to cousin Diane Donahue Taylor. This photo taken abt. 1944/45, – he is holding a Japanese Sword. Uncle Jimmy helped to build the Burma Road.
Johnny Carbone (US Army) My husband’s cousin. Father of Lizzie Carbone Genovese
Javan Smallwood Jr. (USN) – Father of my cousin Evelyn Smallwood Smith.
Raymond Gene McKinley (USN) My cousin and uncle to Evelyn Smallwood Smith.
Stephen McKinley (USN) My cousin and brother to Evelyn Smallwood Smith
Richard E. McKinley, Jr. (USAF) My great uncle and father of Cynthia McKinley Thrower – my cousin