Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Veterans' Day

Happy Veterans' Day. Please take a moment today to honor those men and women who put their lives on the line to ensure our freedom.


Camflock said...

Thanks for the reminder. Here in KY, my neighbors and friends were confused as to why we didn't get mail, and the banks were closed.

Eric basically wrote our homeschool lesson on Veteran's Day by sending us info on Pa's service in Vietnam.

Anonymous said...

I remember my paternal grandfather who was a Canadian citizen and served for the US in WW1. He received a Purple Heart for his service in France and suffered for 34 years with an open wound on his thigh. It wasn't until the 1950's that they had medications that allowed the wound to be closed.

My dad served in Europe during the Korean conflict (He used the GI Bill to get a college education). I do remember your Dad's service in Vietnam as well. (BTW, quick trivia: More CG personnel died in combat in Vietnam than Navy.)

My Dad forbade me from joining the military when I graduated; my how Vietnam changed our perspective.

Don't ever forget the sacrifices made by those in the military. They should never be taken so lightly as to ask them to serve in places where they have no purpose.