My mind is filled with thoughts of my late father on this Veteran’s Day morning.

My late father, Mr. Tellie Vereen, Jr.

He was a Veteran and served as a Marine during the Korean War.

As I watch advertisements on television about all the ways Veterans are being honored today, I continue to wear a smile on my face. Even though my father had mobility struggles a few years before his passing, my older cousin who is also a Veteran would always celebrate this holiday with him by visiting restaurants and…



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Dr. Deborah M. Vereen

As a family engagement influencer, I am dedicated to writing about parenting, education, school partnerships, Christianity, and family life.