Tuesday, November 11, 2008

A Salute...

...to all United States veterans on this 89th anniversary of Veterans Day. We offer heartfelt thanks to veterans of all wars, and a word of remembrance for those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

Our latest "newsletter" is a link to my new web site, Black Squall Books, with information about my forthcoming book, Digging up Uncle Evans, History, Ghost Tales, and Stories from Ocracoke Island, which is expected to be available by mid-November. Click HERE to go directly to the web site to learn more.


  1. Anonymous6:15 AM

    To all veterans thank you for your service. The new generation soldier has now in their hands high- technology-backed arsenal and now the camies they wear are high tech.

    It is a different military and it would be nice if everyone were required to serve in some capacity as i think it would unite this country and give people an opportunity to meet their fellow citizen and perhaps bond as one can bond through a crisis --- now this crisis some young people may think getting a traffic ticket and attending traffic school is a crisis but a learned experience where people are under pressure -- pressure sometimes brings out the best in people we don't have that safety hazard filled down on the farm youth from days gone by to draw common sense reactions from so this is what role playing and training and missions are all about. Are you with me on this one We need a change to move this counrty forward United states Lets put the united back in USA

  2. Anonymous5:51 PM

    Veterans Day 2008 had a very bittersweet (to say the least) meaning this year for myself. My dad passed away in April and this was the first year I would not celebrate his duty to his Country with him. To his family and friends, Dad was a very proud veteran and patriot of this great Country. Dad was certainly missed as I reflected on his service on Veterans Day 2008. My dad was stationed and my parents were married on Ocracoke during WWII. He was a USN Beach jumper. This very select and secretive group, was the forerunner to today's Navy Seals.

    With all of the sadness of this year's Veterans Day, there was something that has brought great excitement and happiness to my family and Dad/s fellow members of the Beach jumper Association.

    The membership has agreed to hold their 2009 reunion on Ocracoke Island next year. They (Beach jumpers) have also voted to place a marker (Congress won't let them call it a monument without their blessings) on Ocracoke as well. This marker will keep the memories of the Beach jumpers and their history on Ocracoke for many generations. Earl O'Neal has been a great source of assistance and communication in getting this project from the drawing board to becoming a reality. I am including the website link to the Beach jumpers Association, so anyone can learn more about the marker and assist with the project as well.


    See everyone in 2009!!


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