All articles by Sharon Blair

Thank You

In gratitude for the service of our veterans

Editor’s note: Monday is Veterans Day. Why Nov. 11? Because hostilities in “the war to end all wars” stopped at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. But that war didn’t end all wars. Indeed, a number had to be added to distinguish it from the next world war. The day honors those who serve. In Syracuse, artist Sharon Blair--whose son, Marine Cpl. Forest Blair, served overseas--has created these images to honor American veterans.  The words that follow are Blair’s, too. Blair’s website is; her blog entries appear at