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!
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2 comments:

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!