Today is Veteran's Day and a good day to remember all the veterans out there. My Father and Father- in- Law were both veterans. Unfortunately both of them are gone now. Al and I met while on the island of Guam where both of our dads were serving in the Air Force. It was the height of the Viet Nam war and Guam was a very busy place. If not for the Air Force we would have never met.
When I worked at USAA Insurance, we dealt with the military and their families. It was kind of cool getting a phone call from Iraq or Pakistan via Satellite phone. These men and women were always extremely polite and honorable and it was always a pleasure to work with them.
One of the most special Veterans Days I remember was when I worked there. They had a big ceremony for Veterans and many of our employees were veterans, including our boss at the Tampa office. General Tom Draude was the best boss I ever had, and was a very special man. It was a wonderful place to work when he was there.He made sure each employee felt appreciated He has since passed away and I still feel sad about that. General Draude instructed us to always "do the right thing." If we could help a USAA member, and weren't sure if we were following the correct rule or procedure, just "do the right thing," and we would never get in trouble. I always remembered that and tried to do just that.
This morning I took a few minutes to get our credit reports. We hadn't done it for a while, so it was time.
Fortunately, we saw no problems, so it appears our identity hasn't been stolen yet.
When I went to the websiteS to order our free reports there were so many choices and I wasn't sure exactly where to order one. I didn't want to give out our social security numbers out to just anyone. I remembered reading a post from Howard and Linda when they ordered theirs a while back. Sure enough Howard provided the link and it was the same one I had already found, so I felt comfortable that I was not on a spam website. Thanks Howard.
Here is the link. You can get a free report annually from each of the three main companies.
Annual Credit Report
I was able to view and print them right away.
Today is supposed to be another warm sunny day. Yesterday we spent most of the day outside. I burned up about 4-5 gallons of gas on the mower...you know I was busy! Al split a bunch of pecan for campfires. Of course, here in Georgia. it's called PEE-can.
Happy Veterans Day all