Saluting All Veterans on Veteran’s Day!


Thank you, Veterans, for all that you have done for your country.

For keeping us safe on our soil!

For protecting us and preserving our freedom!

We are indebted to you for serving your country!

May God bless you and your families for your sacrifices!


My dad served his country during WWII and received a Purple Heart.


He never wanted to talk about it back then but as he got older he shared a little of his experience of the day on Guadal Canal in 1942 when he was shot. He expressed regret that he had to shoot when being shot at and for all the men who died during that horrendous war. He was deeply saddened when he spoke of losing his ‘buddies’ as he called them, his fellow Marines. He was proud to be a Marine and was never sorry for proudly serving his country and would have done it again.


Here’s a photo of my handsome father. Unfortunately it is not a clear one but it is the only one I have with him in uniform. I loved him dearly and was proud of him and his service. I miss him and his crazy sense of humor. He died in 2001.

Thank you for stopping by!

Blessings & hugs to all!


About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 37 books: 18 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, one young adult book, written under Janice Spina, and 5 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 28 Book Awards and a few Finalists in contests. AWARDS: 4 MOM'S CHOICE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Lamby the Lonely Lamby, Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon, Louey the Lazy Elephant, Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear 11 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, Books 1, 2, 3, 5, & 6. Abby & Holly Series, Books 1-6 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION - Davey & Derek Book 1, READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, Book 3 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - BRONZE MEDAL - Abby & Holly Book 1 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION — Abby & Holly Book 2 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 5 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey BOOK EXCELLENCE AWARD - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 Authorsdb Cover Contest Silver Medal - Davey & Derek Book 5 FINALISTS: Authorsdb First Lines Contest, - Hunting Mariah and Mariah's Revenge were Finalists Red City Review Awards - Finalist - Davey & Derek Book 4 READERS’ FAVORITE BOOK AWARDS - 5-STAR REVIEW - Davey & Derek Book 4 All Janice's books are available on, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on book 1 of a YA fantasy series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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5 Responses to Saluting All Veterans on Veteran’s Day!

  1. dgkaye says:

    Janice this was a beautiful and heartfelt post and tribute to both your dad and all that fought for our freedoms. Peace and love! ❤ Deb

  2. Thank you, Janice, for recognizing our Veterans and for sharing you father’s story. Semper Fi (always faithful), as he would have said as a Marine!

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