Military Monday – Veterans Day

Today we observe Veterans Day in the United States to honor our military veterans. Yesterday, November 11th, was the 100th anniversary of the armistice signed to end World War I. Armistice Day was first celebrated in 1919 to honor World War I Veterans on this anniversary. You may have heard bells ringing yesterday at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. Armistice Day was renamed Veterans Day after World War II to honor all who have served.

Some family trees are full of veterans. Mine has only a few – each generation seemed to be a bit too old or a bit too young to serve in major military events. Military records can provide a wealth of genealogical information, which I’ll post about later, but for today, here are some images of the Veterans in my family.

William Arthur Cubbage, my grandfather, World War II, Yeoman Second Class, US Navy


Christian Linnemann, my second great-uncle, World War I, Pvt. 3rd Co. 1st Btn. 155th DB


Frank Rudolph Speck, my great-uncle, US Maritime Service


Gerhard Linnemann, my second great-uncle, World War I, Cook, Quartermaster Corps


Charles G. Schwenk, my second great-grandfather, Civil War, Sgt, Co. C, 82nd PA Vol (I don’t have any pictures of Charles, this is an image of his Muster-in Roll)

Thank you to all who have served our country in the military. Today we honor you for your service and sacrifice.

Have you found any Veteran’s in your family tree?