My grandfather was a veteran of WWII, as was my husband’s grandfather. My grandmother’s stories of working in the munitions factory during WWII are fascinating…she remembers all the steps involved in making bullets. However, my father and mother were never in the military. Growing up our summer vacations always included a trip to either a war memorial or an old fort. My father knows almost everything there is to know about the war of 1812, WWI and WWII. It’s quite amazing. The effect on me however, has been that the majority of wars were fought a long time ago and by people I never knew. These trips locked “war” in a olde time place in my mind.