Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Veterans Day

Veterans Day originated on Nov. 11. 1919 and was known as Armistice Day.  
It became a national holiday in 1938.  
In 1954, President Eisenhower changed the name to Veterans Day, paying tribute to all veterans - living or dead, and giving thanks to those who so honorably served.

TODAY there are 23.2 million military veterans living in the US.
-9.2 million are over the age of 65.  -1.8 million are women.

The Veterans in our family enjoyed a free meal at Olive Garden today.  There were seven of us at the table.  Sonsearae, Chris, Jim, myself and Pam, her daughter (Heather I think) and a friend.  I'm awful with names!  

A lot of conversation, wine and good food were enjoyed by all.  We even brought some food home.

While there, Jim got the call we were waiting for.  Everything was all set for him to be admitted at the hospital.  The area in his calf where they removed veins for his bypass is not healing as it should.  Mostly he has a hole that seeps.  We think it wasn't closed properly and it needs help!  

Getting it repaired is an outpatient procedure but the doctor couldn't see him in office for a couple of weeks....so they admitted him!  There is an infection so he's on antibiotics.  A couple more tests are needed but hopefully tomorrow they'll do whatever is needed to close this 'hole'.

So my Veteran is sleeping in a hospital tonight.  I miss him.