Thursday, November 10, 2016

A Veterans Day Tribute

It's Veterans Day week, which is a shock to me. Where did the year go? I had great plans and somehow failed to follow through to complete or even start a great deal of them! I vaguely recall a New Year's pledge to write at least 3 blogs a week without fail. Uh-oh! That plan failed to materialize. So much has been going on. 

Military members are seldom allowed the privilege of letting other things get in the way. They have a mission to pursue and complete, with an overall purpose of protecting the citizens of the country for which they serve. There's a commitment to die, if necessary, to accomplish that goal. 

There have been many times in my life where one member of the family or another was on military duty during a special holiday or festivity. One year I ate Thanksgiving Dinner at Shakey's Pizza with other soldiers thousands of miles away from home. 

I would feel ashamed to let the day pass without commenting about my respect for everyone who pledged to protect their country. Sometimes all it takes is a visit to a museum or
memorial to understand the hardship and challenge for survival.
Silent Stealth
Tracks for better mobility


If you ever travel through Hawthorne, Nevada, plan to spend some time looking at the equipment and munitions at the Hawthorne Ordnance Museum. It's free to look and you may encounter a veteran who used the equipment at some time.
Underwater mines

Who hasn't had a family member serve in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard? Take a few minutes to say "Thank You!" because it hasn't been said enough.

To all veterans, thank you for daring to serve and being a good example of patriotism and bravery.

Are you doing anything special in recognition? For readers and bloggers in other countries, how do you honor past and present veterans?


 

23 comments:

  1. I love this so much! Our veterans have done so much for us. It's so important that we always remember to honor that.

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  2. Thank you so much for sharing this. Too many people forget that Veterans Day is about honoring our service men and women and not so much about shopping.

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  3. This is such an incredible tribute. We will be heading to the cemetery tomorrow.

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  4. That's a wonderful tribute. We always send care packages to our service people during the holidays.

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  5. I am so grateful for our veterans, and I don't think they are appreciated enough. I love this post, thank you for this. My dad was in the army and served in Vietnam. Proud to be an American!

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  6. Great that you make a tribute like this on your blog! It's very thoughtful and it's a great post!

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  7. This is super important. There is a lot we have to thank our veterans for. It would be nice to check the Hawthorne Ordnance Museum out!

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  8. I love this post. We have family that was and still is in the military and there were holidays when it didn't seem the same with them missing. I love that you're reminding people to say Thank You!

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  9. What a wonderful tribute! So many people fail to say thank you and I know my husband and his fellow sailors appreciate it!

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  10. My son is a Veteran. I'll spend the day with him tomorrow and watch as he marches in our local parade and I'll reflect on all those who have served in the military and fought for the freedoms that many tend to take for granted today.

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  11. Thanks for making this post. I almost forgot about Veterans day but we should make sure we give honor and remembrance for it.

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  12. Time sure flies! We love to visit museums during Veterans Day week. This is a great post to remind everyone of this important day!

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  13. This is such a great post. We are actually headed to the Veterans day parade today!

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  14. It is such a good thing to respect Veterans.
    We need to recognize their day - and perhaps setting goals around this marker is a good thing.

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  15. We're not getting to do anything special today but my dad DID serve and I always like to thank him. I'm with you, the year disappeared!

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  16. This is a fantastic tribute. We went to a great service in our City. It is so important to pay your respect.

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  17. I just found out that my Dad was stationed here in GA back in the 50's during the Korean War. I need to see if we can visit the old base and give our son a tour.

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  18. This is a wonderful tribute to the Veterens. They do so much and sometimes it seems like their day gets lost among other holidays around this time.

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  19. I definitely agree, I can't believe we're already into the beginning of November! It seems like the year went by with a single blink of the eye. It really is important to thank those who do so much for us every single day!

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  20. That's nice that you did the pizza thing previously. I too would have felt remiss without a shout out to our veteranas. They deserve big time thanks every day of the year, but I'm glad they get a special nod.

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  21. Thank you so much for this beautiful post and a reminder to celebrate our veterans --because they were brave and served we are FREE.

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  22. Time flies so fast, doesn't it? I can't believe we're almost done with the year! Veterans deserve the recognition because they have sacrificed a lot for our country, it's such a wonderful day to honor them.

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  23. What a wonderful way to honor our Veterans. They have given us so much and it's a nice way to say thank you.

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