Confused About Veterans Day?

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What is the main idea of Veterans Day?

Veterans Day honors all of those who have served the country in war or peace — dead or alive although it's largely intended to thank living veterans for their sacrifices. It was originally called Armistice Day, commemorating the end of World War I.

As far as the Alive part my obvious TOP choice is my daughter Tina N. Timm.

As far as deceased that would be my Father Lee Timm. If Dad had not rushed to join the U.S. Coast Guard when World War II broke out he would not have met a girl in Atlantic City that later became my Mom. But the real reason I honor my Dad is that at 18 a scrawny little ND boy went to the recruiting office (and back several times after drinking many malted milk shakes) and got accepted into the service. 

I fear today most young men would run the other way if war broke out, especially if the news was showing footage of friends storming Normandy or any other scene of hundreds of other young men dying in combat. Not my fathers generation, they ran TO the war.



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Comments (12)

Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Bob I am so proud of your post, well said check out mine it always annoys me when people do not know the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans day, Endre

Nov 10, 2022 11:30 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Bob. You have hit the nail on the head. Our fathers generation ran "to" not "from" and that is why we are still free today. Kudos to you and those like Tina who carry on the tradition. Enjoy your day.

Nov 11, 2022 04:14 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Thank you to Tina, for her service. She epitomizes the very best of our younger generation in America. I grew up knowing this day as Armistice Day and I think my mother died calling it that.

Nov 11, 2022 04:36 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you to Tina and to Lee!

Nov 11, 2022 04:57 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Friday morning, Bob.

As predicted, we have very rainy weather for the Veterans Day activities in Maryland.

Have a great day.

Nov 11, 2022 07:35 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

We have a beautiful, all be it cold day here in North Dakota Roy Kelley . At least your prcepitation isn't frozen. 

Nov 11, 2022 08:17 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Bob both my father and my husband are veterans and for that, I am grateful.  Thank you to all the Veterans for their service to our country which includes those that gave their lives so we can remain safe.

Nov 11, 2022 09:35 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Those that serve are truly special Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker and no doubt your Father and husband are indeed special. Please thank your Husband and Father for me as I will remember both in my prayers.

Nov 11, 2022 01:39 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I remember how our country was after 9/11.  A lot of young people enlisted in the military.  I think if there was a direct threat to our country again, we would see a repeat of that behavior.  My own son, is now U.S. Navy Retired.  

Nov 11, 2022 08:08 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi, Bob "RealMan" Timm - Thank your daughter for her service. As a mother of a Marine Veteran, I understand the difference between Veterans Day and Memorial Day.  But you are right.  Most people who do not have military connections may be confused about it.  My son enlisted during peacetime but wanted to be where the action was. 

Nov 17, 2022 08:05 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

That is a VERY good point Myrl Jeffcoat and I hope it is still true today that our youth would rush to protect the USA. Thank you to your Son for his service as well as to his family for supporting him.

Nov 17, 2022 08:09 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

That is very cool about your son wanting to be ready for action Sheri Sperry - MCNE® , please thank him for us (my family).

Nov 17, 2022 08:11 AM