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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Coming soon! Branson Veterans Week

As we drove from Texas, my thoughts turned to the upcoming Veterans Week in Branson. Veterans come from all across the country every year and many have become good friends.

In addition to the service they performed for our country, veterans seem to carry a common trait. Once you've gained their friendship, you retain it for life. I've listened to, and written their stories. I've laughed and cried at both the antics and the heartbreak. Most of all, I've learned that veterans have complexities formed by their military experience. Many never leave it behind them.

All students should broaden their knowledge of American and world history by hearing or reading about the experiences from the soldiers, sailors, pilots and crew members who lived them. They offer us an up-close and personal view.

I'm looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones. I will have my book booth at the Veterans Village again this year.

The photos are from the Veterans Day Parade.

Check the event schedule at www.bransonveterans.com for information.

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