Iris wrote:My German isn't advanced enough yet, so for one post I'm using English
You mean ... you're not German?!?
From your wholehearted pleas about the Bundeswehr, I would have though ...
One last little bit; Here in America, due to how diverse we are in where we come from, take a very keen interest in teaching ancestry at a young age. I was making a family tree with my family for school all the way back to sometime in the 1600's around 6 years old. Despite not knowing what all that meant I began to become very attached to the idea of being German despite never being there or knowing what it actually means to be German, and it just always stayed with me.
Then I betrayed my ancestors by learning two years of French.
Je t'aime Eugen, aber Ich spreche nicht viel deutsch. So Auf Wiedersehen Deutsch forum und Danke Eugen!