My uncle also served during WWII, and my grandfather was in the army during the building of the Panama Canal. My brother-in-law and my ex-husband served in Vietnam. There were other relatives of mine that served our country, too. A young man on my father's side of the family gave his life during WWI. A grenade was thrown into the foxhole where he and his comrades were and he threw himself on it to save the lives of those who were with him. I don't know his name, but I remember my parents talking about him. I am also related to Patrick Henry who is often quoted -
Well, there are just a few of the veterans that I know of in my family. Well known names and nameless heroes - they served our country with honor and dignity. I am honored to be related to them!