Monday, October 13, 2008
Army Veterans: Three Generations
The above photo is of my father-in-law Martin Miller on the left during World War II and my husband Mitchell Miller on the right in 1970 when he was training at Ft. Holabird, Maryland, as an intelligence officer during the Vietnam War.
My husband has a WWI poster that England used to encourage Canadian Jews to serve. Here's the poster's wording:
THE JEWS THE WORLD OVER LOVE LIBERTY
HAVE FOUGHT FOR IT & WILL FIGHT FOR IT
BRITAIN EXPECTS EVERY SON OF ISRAEL TO DO HIS DUTY
ENLIST WITH THE INFANTRY REINFORCEMENTS FOR OVERSEAS
Under the Command of Capt. Freedman
786 St. Lawrence Boulevard
The poster art includes cameos of:
Rt. Hon. Herbert Samuel
Rt. Hon. Edwin S. Montagu
And a cartoon figure is saying: You have cut my bonds and set me free -- now let me help you set others free.
My husband’s father’s father Jacob Miller, who had only recently come to America from somewhere in Eastern Europe (and whose last name was probably Menduke or Meduke), went from Philadelphia to Canada to join the British army in WWI before the U.S. entered the war. He was gassed in the war and never really recovered.
I posted the above photo and the above description as part of the Honor a Veteran event being hosted by the Facebook group Mrs. Lieutenant: A Sharon Gold Novel. Go to http://snipurl.com/mrslieutenant to learn about the event and to see a photo of the WWI poster described above.
Share this event with your friends -- let's Honor a Veteran!
P.S. eMailOurMilitary just announced its holiday love program for military personnel -- see http://snipurl.com/4bqyy.
Visit the site of Mrs. Lieutenant: A Sharon Gold Novel.