We all owe our gratitude to American Veterans for their sacrifice of time and even lives given.  Beginning with the Revolutionary Veterans through those who have served in this time, we know they were the ones who gave and preserved our freedom.  They should be treated with respect and promises made to them should be honored.


Like you, I have many in my family who have served and continue to serve.  Today, I say “Thank you”.

Some of the veterans in my family tree:

James Stark – immigrated from Scotland to Stafford, VA.  James records show that he served in the Revolutionary War.

Return Ira Holcomb – my husband’s 5th Great-Grandfather who also served in the Revolutionary War from Connecticut.


Enoch Holcomb – served in the War of 1812 in the New York  2nd Regiment (Swifts).

D. Lee Ehrman – landed on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day in World War II.

Herman Lamar Ray – Rear Admiral commanded the USS Philippine Sea in World War II.


L. Ray Stark – served in the Korean conflict.

These are just a few that I’ve learned about in my search for ancestors.  I know I’m leaving out numerous veterans in my and my husband’s families.  But, I just want to say Thank You, to them all.


photos from ancestry.com

@2016, copyright Lisa Ehrman

Thank You Veterans

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