Today is Remembrance Day, also known as Veterans Day here in the United States, which happens to be a binary date (11/11/11). This day commemorates the Armistice that ended World War 1 in 1918. Today I remember two of my relatives who served their country during the world wars of last century. One grandfather fought in World War 1 in France, while my other grandfather fought in World War 2 in Egypt and New Guinea. Both of them served in the Australian army. Fortunately, they both came home safely. Today we remember those who did not.
I have had the privilege of doing something for those who are serving today through the “Operation eBook Drop” program. This program, founded by author Edward C. Patterson and Smashwords founder Mark Coker puts eBook authors in touch with soldiers deployed away from home to provide free eBooks. If you are an author or publisher, I would recommend participating in this worthy cause. I have given away quite a few copies of my techno thriller novel Counting from Zero through this program.
Remember today the sacrifices of those in the past and those serving today.