Joe Mallamaci – 173rd Airborne Division

Our final Veteran for the day is Joe Mallamaci. We called and interviewed him so he could answer a couple of questions for us. Instead of a question and answer, he went on and told us some special memories he had while serving in Vietnam with the 173rd Airborne Division in 1967.

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Veterans Day

It’s hard to believe, but Monday is Veterans Day. The month of November is almost halfway done, and it seems as though we have so much to do before Christmas. However, we need to remember to thank those who have fought or are still fighting for our country. There are numerous ways we can observe Veterans Day – here are a few that we came up with!

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The Poppy Flower

Flowers are a springtime favorite. They add color to your landscape, and make long car rides more enjoyable when they grow wild along the road. Many flowers have a symbolic meaning to them as well: red roses are for love, purple hyacinths are for forgiveness, goldenrods are for encouragement and the red poppy are for remembrance. This is why the poppy is particularly popular this time of the year – to remember those who have fallen during a time of war on Memorial Day.

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