Veterans Day, Remembrance Day, Armistice Day

“On this day, we come together to commemorate and salute the service and remember the sacrifice or our men and women in uniform of every generation and honor all who served, in war and peace.” (from Department of Veterans Affairs)

We commemorate on this day because the Armistice with Germany was the 11th hour of the 11th day in the 11th month in 1918… so take a moment to reflect at 11:00 this morning

On (or about) Memorial Day and Veterans day I do a sketch in honor of veterans and use the time to also be mindful of the sacrifices made by those in uniform.

There was bright sun and it wasn’t too cold yesterday morning so I took the opportunity to do my commemorative sketch at Tahoma National Cemetery.

This is a section of the Columbarium at the cemetery. The red dot on the right hand wall is a flower attached to the marker.

Earlier that morning, I’d done an errand at the Museum of Flight.  I stopped to chat with one of my co-voluneers.  He is a retired Marine.  When I told him I was next on my way to the VA Cemetery, he knew nothing about it OR his eligibility for benefits!!!!

With my VA Social Worker hat on, and as a Public Service Announcement:  Any veteran may be buried at a National Cemetery, at no cost to the family.  Some veterans may also be eligible for a burial allowance.  Go here for more information.


About redharparts

Born in Michigan. Attended undergrad and graduate universities there. I've lived in England, Germany, Southern California and now Washington (state). I'm a retired Medical Social Worker with a past specialty in Oncology. I've enjoyed exploring historical re-creation through the SCA. I costume in several fandoms. Lately I've returned to Art and have taken up Urban Sketching, a version of en plein air painting.
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One Response to Veterans Day, Remembrance Day, Armistice Day

  1. miatagrrl says:

    Really great sketch and tribute, Kate.

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