Remembrance Day


As this day comes to a close I would be remiss if I didn’t express my gratitude for the many men and women who serve and have served their coutries and fellow men. 

I am a little disappointed that I did not have a poppy to wear today - having grown up in Canada I love seeing the sea of red poppies on everyones lapels.  My  maternal grandfather, and his father both served in the Canadian Armed Forces, serving in WWI and WWII and I am very fortunate to have newspapers from WWII that my ggrandfather saved.  There is nothing like reading the celebratory words marking the end of the war and I wish everyone was so fortunate. 

With that said, what better way can we celebrate Remembrance Day and the lives of others than to key a few records?!  There are thousands of names of soldiers listed in the U.S. Military Post collections and the Buffalo Soldiers collection.  I wonder if their families have seen these records and I am grateful to be a part of bringing these records online. 

So as you are thinking of what project you may want to work on over the next few days why not branch out and key a few image sets of military records?

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We owe so much to these brave men and women and the more information we have,the more we and future generations will appreciate the great sacrifice they made for us.

I wanted to make sure everyone knew that searching the military records is free on Ancestry this week, http://www.ancestry.com/military. Have fun!