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Eyes that see the good in things: Veterans Day 2018


November 12, 2018

While researching the history of Veterans Day, I ran across this story about two World War II veterans on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website, a story about a couple who met in a Navy chow line and ended up spending the rest of their lives together.

Kathy Cummins was doing her part to help with the war effort as one of the original “Rosie the Riveters.” She left home at the age of 18 and was trained in riveting and fabrication at a defense factory and worked there for two years. As a member of a military family, she always thought there was more that she could do. After all,...

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