Veterans Day

As an author I have the greatest respect for those who serve the military in India. I wish we had something like the Veterans Day celebrated in the United States on November 11. I was most impressed to see the importance given to veterans as exemplified by their having a separate Department of Veterans Affairs.

I came across this very informative link on the history of Veterans Day sent to me by Andrew of which I thought was worth sharing. The Vets have given the best years of their lives for your safety. What can you now do for them?

Saddest aspect of War

A soldier and his family know that a war could result in a variety of consequences for him. He could return safely and be lauded as a hero. He could return with wounds and scars to remind him of the battles for the rest of his life. Or he could die in battle, which is the risk any military person runs.

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Dec 16- Vijay Diwas

December 16 is celebrated as Vijay Diwas or Victory Day in India. It was on December 16, 1971 that the Pakistani forces in the then East Pakistan surrendered to end the 1971 December war between the two countries. Lt Gen Jagjit Singh Aurora, General Officer Commanding in Chief, Eastern Command accepted the surrender from Gen A A K Niazi. This is a memorable picture.

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