Veterans Day.

It is a day to remember those who served and with whom we served.

To those still serving, to the fallen, to those who survived and to those who have since have passed on:

I salute you, and my prayers go with you.

This room, (the cockpit of a B-52) … and many others just like it, were my workplace for many years.

This grand survivor, a B-52D, tail number 56-612, was built in 1956. She flew grandly and proudly until her retirement, nearly forty years later.

Like me, she was assigned to the 93rd BombWing at Castle AFB, and saw duty during wars both hot and cold.