Yesterday was Veterans Day and we went to the Nixon Presidential Library for the annual concert. One of the traditions of the Placentia Symphonic Band is a US Military Medley. As each of the songs associated with the military services is played all those in the audience who were in that service stand to be honored. My mother, Marie Orr McManus, was in the WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) a division of the Navy during WWII. If she were still alive, and there were a number of the age she would have been, she would have been standing to be honored. So here's to you Mother, thank you for your service.