Veteran's Day



Take a moment to think of all the veterans in your life.  Even if you don't have any, the work our servicemen and women do on a daily basis keep our country running as a land of freedom.  

In my own family, my father made a fine career out of the Air Force.   My husband served in the Army, as did his twin brother and their father.  My grandfather served in WWII, as did great-uncles.   

Thank a veteran and appreciate our active men and women in service for all they have done.  

"In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned.  When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot."  

Mark Twain 


Comments

  1. what a great quote. and a great photo. i had a couple of brothers in the army, a nephew who is in the air force for over 20 yrs, a nephew-in-law in the navy. i appreciate those that are willing to enlist as one never knows when you'll be called on to fight another war. bless all who have and who currently serve.

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  2. Wonderful post Michelle, we have to thank the brave men and women you fight for our freedom, Blessings Francine.

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  3. I have so very many in my family and extended families that have and are serving. We cannot begin to know all they've had to bare during war time. My twin, Dad, so many uncles and cousins, nephews and one of my dearest cousins, she knocked on my door on the east coast while serving there, and our own sons, they've all served. It's an honor to have them in my web of loved ones. We thank them as well as our nation that's full of honorable men and women.
    Thanks to them,
    Life is Good here in our USA, even during difficult times

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  4. My Dad and my son are veterans. Thanks for your tribute!

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  5. Wise comment by Mark Twain. My husband was in the army in Vietnam and my dad in World War II. I very much appreciate all veterans and those serving now. Nice post!

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  6. Yes, God bless our veterans and their families!! Good post.

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  7. This is a very fine remembrance of those who served our country.

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  8. I LOVE those shops on that main street. Reminds me of some of them in Oklahoma where I was born. My dad was in the Marines on Iwo Jima and my husband flew a helicopter in Viet Nam. I'm proud of them. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  9. How true and how sad that quote is! My Dad was a proud veteran of the army/air force and my uncle landed on the beaches in Normandy - lived to tell the tale. Now my son-in-law is a proud former Marine and currently in the National Guard and works for the Veteran's Administration. We love our Veteran's - without them we would not have our glorious freedoms that so many take for granted. xo

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  10. Have not seen brick pavement for a long time !

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  11. Thanks for such a great reminder today to remember our brave men and women who served and currently serve our country to preserve our freedoms and fight for justice. I love the photo. It's quite mesmerizing. Have a blessed week!

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  12. God Bless all those who have served and gave their life for this country..........

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  13. WWII haunted my grandfather for the rest of his life.

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  14. Twain's words are amazing! They still ring so true.

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  15. Some volunteered, some were called up -- but all are treasured. xo

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  16. Mark Twain... what a wise and wonderful man of words he was. I thank my veteran, my husband, every day of the year. xox

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  17. perfect quote and i love this photograph.....

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  18. Yes yes yes, a HUGE thank you to all of those who've served and do currently serve,. To the brave who work so hard every single day to keep us safe and FREE. God Bless. Great photo Michelle

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  19. Being Franco-German, I lost 3 out of 4 great-grandfathers in WWI... Love the melancholy and timeless photo!

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  20. LOVE the patriotic display... thank you to your family members who served ...Thank you for remembering and honoring our veterans today.

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  21. Nice remembrance for our vets -- barbara

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  22. Only my grandfathers served in real wars, and one of them on the 'wrong' side. Mark Twain, as always, says the right thing...

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