Monday, November 11, 2019

Happy Veteran's Day

My Dad, George E. Bloom, was born in March of 1919. Shortly after he was born he somehow broke his little arm. His arm was in a sling and since it was just after the end of WW I, they called him the "Little Veteran." He was a real veteran after WW II. Thank you, Pop for serving and protecting our country.
Veterans Day originated as Armistice Day and marked the end of hostilities of World War I that occurred at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month. Therefore, the day is always recognized on November 11th, regardless of the day of the week the 11th falls on.
I salute all who serve. Thank you.

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At 2:24 PM PST, Blogger Art in LA said...

Thanks for the history lesson!

At 5:01 AM PST, Blogger ken bloom said...

I remember going through a lot of Pop's uniforms and army stuff when i was very young. There were a lot of interesting books along with a few medals. The other thing that comes to mind was a visit to Charleston, SC. We were below decks on a WWII aircraft carrier and looking at the guns with all the ammunition stacked by it. Pop went through all the procedures they used for loading one of these big guns, complete with calculations and all. He was a gunnery officer in the now defunct Coast Artillery. As he was going through it all, I could imagine what it was like to be learning this at the time of the war. He was a great teacher and I owe so much to him.


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