I wanted to get a shot of a veteran in a parade for this, but there were two problems with that plan: one, I don't get Veteran's Day off and two, the parades in this area were held on the 6th. So I needed a back up plan. I thought about going to a local cemetery and finding the grave of a veteran but between work and a volunteer shift at the Food Bank, I didn't have enough free daylight hours to accomplish this.
My grandfather, who I never met, was in the Army. Below is a picture of his Army stripes sitting on a page from his service report, which I was able to obtain from the National Personnel Records Center as part of my genealogical research.