Monday, November 10, 2014

I Remember, Veteran's Day 2014

One hundred years; it's almost incomprehensible to me. It's been a century since the first year of the Great War, and I'm around to see it.
This Veterans' Day I remember my grandfather, Allan Hert, Sr; a veteran of the US Army. The flag presented to my grandmother at his funeral hangs in a case behind my chair. 100 years ago he was 15. Three years later, in 1917, he was in the army and the US was in the war.
I remember him. He was tall, and quiet, and kind to his grandchildren. He was working as the Superintendent of the Avoca State Fish Hatchery when he died of heart disease. My younger brother and I spent many weekends with our grandparents in the early '60's.

The State of Indiana built what Frank Lloyd Wright called , "The ugliest public building in America," the World War Memorial in Indianapolis. I stood in front of his and his cousin's name there.

In a family full of veterans, Allan Hert, Sr, is my favorite WW I veteran.


  1. Always good to remember the veterans, in and out of our families!

  2. Tamil Nadu Board which Conducts the Examination of Plus Two in Month of March. Supplementary Examination Conducts in month of Jun. TN HSC Question Paper 2021 TN DGE board Annually and Private and Regular Students Participate in Plus One & Plus Two Examination every year more than laks of students.

  3. BSNL Recharge Plans, View the tariff of one year plan, and check the validity of each FRC 2021 to avail unlimited 4G data and calls with free SMS & applicable full talk time for your mobile in all India. BSNL mobile recharge BSNL announced new promotional offer upto 31.03.2021 for PV 399 with 1+1GB data and PV699 with extra validity of 20days, and where PV1999 aill get 30days extra validity for both plan & freebies for the recharges during the period.