Thank a vet today
Veterans Day should be a time for everyone to thank the vets in their life for the sacrifices they made.
As I've mentioned before, I usually read the obituaries in the paper. I try to take note of the ones with the flag that designate a veteran and learn a little bit about them. We are losing the World War II generation fast and so many of them have led fascinating lives since the war. The obituaries only offer a glimpse of their life, but you can still learn a lot of them. Not surprisingly, many of them continued to give to their communities throughout their life.
Today the paper contained the obituary for Reuben L. Brandt of Reedsburg. He was 80 years old. I'm always glad to see veterans like the one in today's paper that have been blessed with a long life after their service.
If you are looking for a way to learn more about the veterans of our state, you can check out the upcoming events at the Wisconsin Veterans museum here.
UPDATE: And I thought hitting 80 was a nice long life. There are still 13 vets from WWI living and this story in the Washington Post details a little bit of the life of one that is the just shy of 106. And he is the youngest of the veterans from that war still living! Good for them.