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Friday, March 6, 2009

Honoring All Veterans

A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to ' United States of America ' for an amount of 'up to and including my life'.

That is Honor, and there are way too many people in this country who no longer
understand it.


Sarah said...

I look at the men and women who have signed up to serve their country ( yours, mine... ) and no matter what I might feel about the rights and wrongs of actions we are involved in, I cannot help but look at those men and women with awe. They know what they are signing up for and yet they still go ahead. Their courage is awe inspiring. I have huge respect for them, their predecessors and those who will serve in the future. Hats off. S

Carla said...

wonderful description, is this your father? He looks like you. God bless our service men, new and old.

Nola @ the Alamo said...

Amen & amen! Thanks to all who have served our country! I am new to your blog, but I'm betting that's a WW II photo, probably your Dad. I love old army photos. I just lost my Dad, who was a WW II veteran, and I inherited all of his old army snapshots. I just love them, although I don't know most of the men in the pictures.
I found you from The Empty Nester, who I found from A Mellow Life; in other words, I'm blog hopping today. I'll bookmark you and be back for a longer visit later.

Jeannelle said...

A fine reminder, Gail. My husband's nephew is in Iraq. He got married a couple months before he left for duty. We just found out his wife is expecting!

Rudee said...

"That is Honor, and there are way too many people in this country who no longer understand it."

But Gail, there are so many millions who still do understand and respect service to country. I may not agree with some of the policies made in recent years, but not once have I questioned the selfless service men or women who make such huge sacrifices for me, for us, for our country.

Gail said...

Sarah, Carla, Jeannelle, Rudee...I agree 100%.

Thank all those who have served and are serving for all the sacrifices you have made and are making for us. THANK YOU!

Yes, this is Dad. He served the duration of WW II.

Nola, welcome...please return, you never know what I am going to talk about.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

What a handsome honorable man, your father was. You have reason to be very proud.


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