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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Veteran's Day

Today and every day I pay tribute to the service and sacrifice of the men and women who have bravely worn the uniform of the United States of America. From the fields and forests of war-torn Europe to the jungles of Southeast Asia, from the deserts of Iraq to the mountains of Afghanistan, brave men and women have protected our Nation's ideals, rescued millions from tyranny and oppression, and helped spread freedom around the world.
America is forever indebted to each of our veterans for their courage and service. I am also remembering those who laid down their lives in freedom's defense. These brave souls made the ultimate sacrifice for our benefit and for that of our Nation. On Veterans Day, and every day, we remember these heroes for their valor, their loyalty, and their dedication to their country. I am remembering those veterans in my own family as well...my maternal Grandfather fought in France during World War I. My Father fought in the Pacific during World War II. My Father in Law served in both Korea and Vietnam. My husband served this country for just over 27 years and retired in 2006 as a Navy Commander. May each of us take a moment today to remember those who have served this nation with honor, with dignity and with pride. God Bless them all. ~Much love, Susie Q

17 comments:

Jeanie said...

This is a moving post and such stunning images. For some reason, this year Veterans Day means even more to me than usual. This post explains why in words far better than I could come up with.

Shelia said...

Afternoon, Susie Q! You're back! What a beautiful tribute to our veterans! My Mr. Precious is a veteran too!
You come on over and sit at my table anytime you want to!!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Carolyn (Harbor Hon) said...

What a beautiful post! Your patriotism shines through your soul, dear Bunny Lady. Thanks for sharing with us. xxoo

Brenda said...

Thanks to all your family that has served this country. Please tell Bill I said a special thanks you.

Kathleen Grace said...

God bless them all indeed! I am sure none of us who have not been to war can fully appreciate the horrors the men and women who have fought for us endured. I am forever grateful for their brave service.

Tammy said...

Thank you for posting this wonderful tribute! Thank you for each of your family for their service and sacrifice!

I did a small one myself..my husband just served four years but I have such appreciation for veterans everywhere.

Hugs,
~Tammy

Terri and Bob said...

Touching post! My dad is a Korean vet and my uncle is a Viet Nam vet. My FIL served in WWII and my maternal GP in WW1. All have memories that would make our stomaches curl. I am glad you are back!

Manuela said...

What a beautiful post Susie Q! I'm an army brat (Dad was in Korea and Vietnam). I am grateful for all those who have served and are serving now.

Manuela

J'Ollie Primitives said...

What a beautiful tribute.

Smilingsal said...

Nice remembrance. Thank you.

Gretchen said...

Well done and well said. xxxooogretchen

nikkicrumpet said...

AMEN Susie! And NAVY men rock!!! My dad, hubby, and stepson...all dashing Navy men!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Susie, So glad you stopped by. Your post yesterday was so nice. I read some fabulous and very moving stories about our veterans through out blogland. Things that happen that no one on this earth should have to endure. Looking at your Halloween photos....Grace is growing up fast. She's so pretty.

Sandi McBride said...

How wonderfully written...emotions pour out and eyes run over...
lovely
Hugs
Sandi

Pamela said...

I enjoyed your post.
Kiss your hubby again.... tell him thanks for me.

Now I'm on my way to go kiss mine, too. (US NAVY Submariner)

Sharon Kay said...

Hay.......girlfriend glad to see you up and running. I always enjoy your post and look forward to them.

Pat said...

Beautiful post Sue! I added myself to your followers :-)

Hugs, Pat in NY