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Happy Veterans' Day! Today is a day when we express our thanks for all of the men and women who have served in our Armed Forces.
My family has many connections to veterans of all ages. My grandpa was in the Navy, and his brothers served their country as well. We have cousins who have served and friends as well. Just last year, two family friends came home from being stationed overseas. I am so proud to know each and every one of the veterans in my life, and I know that there is never any way that I could truly put my thanks into words.
To celebrate the significant day, my little sisters' elementary school invited families to a kindergarten and chorus concert this morning. The chorus kids, who appeared to be in the upper elementary grades, sang a few songs, and the kindergarten classes sang their own songs. My little sisters had been practicing their selections at home, including, "God Bless America," and "You're A Grand Old Flag."
My mom and I went into the school for the concert, and it was absolutely wonderful. Veterans in attendance were honored as they were asked to stand at the beginning of the show. When the chorus students sang the anthems of each brand of the Armed Forces, veterans stood again to represent the branch in which they had served. All of the kindergarten kids had little flags to wave throughout the concert and everyone wore red, white, and blue.
We were really impressed with my little sisters because they remembered all of the words and movements to the songs that they performed. They were extremely excited about the performance, and they continually waved to us in the audience as they sang. I thought that the concert was beautifully done and it was a great way to honor some local veterans. I was kind of wishing that my hometown did something like that, because it was a beautiful tribute.
I hope that all of our veterans enjoyed a wonderful day, and I sincerely thank all of you from the bottom of my heart. It takes an incredibly special person to put everything on the line to defend our freedom and fight for our nation. America salutes you all!
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My family has been doing foster care since I was three years old. I'm the only biological child in my family, though I now have five permanent siblings. Having nineteen siblings over the course of my lifetime has been an incredible experience, and I'm hoping that by sharing some of the ups and downs of being the only bio kid in a foster family, other foster families or people looking into doing foster care will be able to learn a bit of what life can be like. I also like to share what life is like on my journey to becoming a published author, as well as where my schooling and career choice are taking me.