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Remembrance Day — In Her Own Words

It’s Remembrance Day north of the border and Veterans Day in the States. ROMVETS is a list for women who have served in the military and are writers. I asked some of my ROMVET sisters to contribute a short quote about what they thinking about on November 11th. Here’s what they said, and links to their sites, in case you’d like to know more about what they are writing.

I thank God for the opportunity to serve, to give my children the freedom of choice. ~Diana, AGC(AW), United States Navy (Retired)

If I could do it all over again, I would without hesitation. ~ Rogenna, United States Navy

I will never forget St Peter’s Cave where the U.S. Army prayed on Christmas Eve before the Battle of the Bulge. ~ Kim, United States Air Force,

I was 24 years old when I got to Vietnam. Real cherry. Soon though, I was middle age. And when I left, I was 95 going on dead. Forty years later, I’m back in the world in body…missing in action in spirit and soul, Sharon, American Red Cross (Korea and Viet Nam)

Forty years out I still remember names and faces of the people I served with. Some links are never broken. Some friends are never forgotten, Sharon, U. S. Army

And from the male side of the equation:

I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity… Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. ~General Dwight D. Eisenhower

Nursing Sisters Memorial Window, Pemberton Memorial Chapel, Victoria, British Columbia

Nursing Sisters’ Memorial, Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Canada

Vietnam Women’s Memorial, Washington, DC

Women in Military Service for America Memorial, Washington, DC