Sunday, November 13, 2011

Your World: Honoring Military Veterans

On Friday, Americans celebrated Veterans Day – a national holiday established to honor the country's military veterans – with parades, ceremonies, and, in many cases, a day off from school and work. Known as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day in other parts of the world, the holiday is meant to thank those who have sacrificed their time, energy, blood, and limbs to protect their fellow countrymen and countrywomen.

Reflecting on the military veterans that I've known during my lifetime made me wonder how my fellow authors and their characters honor the military veterans in their own lives.

So, how are military veterans honored in your world? Or do soldiers and wars not exist where you live?

As always, everyone is welcome to answer...

22 comments:

Cassidy said...

My whole life is about war. But there is no honor in it.

Laura Martone said...

I'm sorry to hear that, Cassidy - both that your life is consumed by war... and that you find no honor in it.

At the same time, though, I find myself intrigued - and at least a little curious. Care to elaborate?

Cassidy said...

We fight demons on behalf of humankind, but since we shouldn't by rights be here either, it's the least we can do.

Laura Martone said...

Oh, well, then, on behalf of my fellow humans... thanks!

Raynor said...

Yeah, well, now that you've stopped trying to kill my wife you're not so bad.

But I still have my eye on you.

Faldur said...

My people paint the stories of our battles on the walls of our houses and compose songs for our warriors.

Raynor, leave Cassidy alone, you big magic oaf.

Saxen said...

Faldur, Raynor! Enough, both of you.

Cassidy said...

It's all right.

I suspect Raynor is sweeter than he likes to let on. He did stay with me all day yesterday.

Michael Harper said...

I suspect you're right, Cassidy - Raynor isn't as stern as he seems. Of course, trying to kill one's wife would make anyone prickly.

I know I wouldn't be too pleased with the person (or demon) who tried to harm Olivia.

Olivia Harper said...

Thanks, honey. And vice versa, of course!

Saxen said...

Yes, he was very angry. And His Highness in full anger is not something even I would like to go up against. Cassidy didn't know what she was playing with or she would have let it be, no doubt.

Faldur said...

No doubt. But she's suffered enough for the moment. Even Aidan agrees.

But there is a certain prison guard who is going to be introduced to my sword.

Ginger said...

I'm human and my dad is an ex-Marine so of course we observe Veteren's Day. He has a lot of buddies who get together and talk about old times. We also try to do things with the local VA hospital in Philadelphia to help disabled veterens.

Aidan said...

That I want to see.

Nutmeg Cross said...

Wait, what do you want to see, Aidan? Ginger helping disabled veterans (very noble, by the way) or Faldur slicing a prison guard?

Just curious.

Aidan said...

Faldur.

He "introduced" me to his sword once. It was funny.

Not that it would be funny if he did it to Shaw. He might have to save some of that for Raynor.

Faldur said...

You didn't think it so amusing at at the time, Aidan.

Aidan said...

Yeah, well, I turned that one around pretty quick, didn't I?

Faldur said...

Oh, yes. Now I remember. You turned that around.

That would be why she went home with me and you got drunk and growled at Kaelin.

You turned that around well.

Cassidy said...

Hmm. It seems there's a bit of tension between you two.

Aidan said...

She ended up marrying ME, didn't she? That's what I meant.

Don't you have a new girlfriend to go hang out with? And a prison guard to beat up?

Israelkqop said...

Oh, yes. Now I remember. You turned that around. That would be why she went home with me and you got drunk and growled at Kaelin. You turned that around well.