Thursday, November 10, 2011

Happy Friday! (11)

It's Friday again and it's Veteran's Day, a holiday that is very close to my heart.  Take the time to thank a veteran today; they have a tough, thankless job.

It's also time for Follow Friday!

Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read.

Today's question:  In light of 11.11.11 and Veteran's Day, tell us about your favorite soldier and how he or she is saving the world, fiction or real life.

My brother has been in the army for 7 years.  He is on his third deployment to Iraq (a 12 month tour, a 15 month tour and this one will be 6 months) and should be home in December.  Thank goodness!  He was also deployed to Haiti after the earthquake to help rebuild and maintain order.  He is only 26 years old and instead of doing what normal guys in their early twenties do, he has been out risking his life and serving his country.  He is also an amazing husband and father.  We are super close and I am so proud of all of his accomplishments and for his service to our country. 

Who is your favorite soldier?

2 comments:

  1. Wow, your brother sounds like a great man and soldier. Sending my thanks for all of his service. Its hard to find men like him and especially so young. Wishing his a safe tour and a warm homecoming in December.

    Old follower
    My FF
    Kristan @ Lost Amongst the Shelves

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  2. Some people have friends and/or family who served or who is serving in the military. Other people aren’t really keen on the long-standing war and really have no answer at all.

    As for me? I don’t know anyone who is serving or who has served so I decided to go with what I want and chose a fictional soldier as an answer. The thing is, I had four prime candidates! I did eventually end up with one with a lengthy explanation. Care to know who it is? Follow me back to http://www.howardsherman.net and find out!

    In celebration of today’s cool date of 11/11/11 I’m offering a special $11 discount off all my interactive fiction books! Sure I’m a book blogger but I’m also an author. All the details of the $11 off on 11/11/11 is at the bottom of my Follow Friday blog post.

    Since I’m posting this kind of late just add 'FF’ to the coupon code and it’ll be valid all weekend long!

    Thank God it’s Follow Friday!

    Howard Sherman, Implementor
    http://www.howardsherman.net

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