Thanks to Karen for posting this cute comic first!
It’s Veterans Day! Do you have a special veteran to thank today? Or any family or friends serving our country RIGHT NOW? My family is blessed with many former and current soldiers, from the Marines, Army, Navy & Air Force and I have a very, very good friend serving right now in the Army. I’m quite sure none of them will be reading this, but I want to say thank you anyway. It is your hard work, bravery and dedication that allows us to enjoy all of our freedoms.
Be sure to thank those brave men and women in your life today. You can send a card to a deployed soldier, contact the Red Cross to send care packages, put a yellow ribbon on your car, or give them a call or visit in person and just say, “Thank you.”
Here’s a great quote from Father Dennis Edward O’Brien, USMC (thanks to MOMformation for posting this):
It is the soldier, not the reporter, who has given us the freedom of the press.
It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us the freedom of speech.
It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, who has given us the freedom to demonstrate.
It is the soldier, not the lawyer, who has given us the right to a fair trial.
It is the soldier who salutes the flag, serves under the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protester to burn the flag.
5 responses to “Thank You: and Happy Veterans Day”
My Hubby served for over 22 yrs in the USAF. Oddly enough his 2 brothers & 1 sister also served only they were in the Navy, Army & AF respectively. I also had a cousin who served in Vietnam & because of the traumas he endured he committed suicide. The list goes on but … too many to name.
I Am grateful for the service they & everyone else who has served has given. What some of our friends have endured & continue to endure is amazing.
I am so grateful that this country Doesn’t forget. We should Never forget.
My brother-in-law was in Afghanistan and Iraq. He actually missed 2 of his kids births, but he served our country with honor. We do have a lot to be thankful for!
Cute comic! My dad and paternal grandfather are veterans. We are so proud of them. None of my generation has served in our family. Happy Veteran’s Day!
Excellent post, and so very, very true!