Friday, November 11, 2011

Make Sure to Thank a Veteran

Today is Veteran's Day -- which I am sure you all know. I thank my dad every year for his service and dedication to his family and country.

Daddy joined in the early '80's; He and my mom met serving in the U.S. Navy way back in 1984 and have been together since. My mom discharged from the service while my dad continued to make a career for himself in the organization.
He has stationed with the Marines, deployed on a ship for 6 months in the mid-90's, stationed in Iraq for a year, spent 6 months in Cuba and finally retired August 2009. I am so proud of the things he has accomplished and I love to hear his stories now that I can grasp the situation and accomplishments at my adult age.
So much of my family has served: my paw-paw, my mom's dad, my father-in-law, my aunt's husband. Everyone knows someone who has served.
Make sure you thank a Veteran today - they sacrifice so much of their family time to make sure that we all sleep soundly at night. Our freedom isn't free.
Thank you Veterans, Active-duty members, and all the supportive family and spouses of these amazing men and women.
Happy Veteran's Day!


Smiling is Good for Your Teeth said...

thank your dad from me and everyone else out there! :-)

Leanne said...

Great post, it is amazing what our veterans do for us! That is a really neat coffee table (maybe trunk?) with the top display! What a cool way to display his military mementos!