Veteran's Day ~ 11/11/10

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by sgtmom52, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    A Veteran is someone, who at one point in their life, wrote a blank check
    payable to the United States of America for an amount up to, and
    including, their life. That is beyond honor, and there are way too many
    people in this country who no longer remember that fact.

    Thank you, veterans, for your service.


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  2. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    overseas, where DH is stationed, they're celebrating Veterans day with double missions. yay.
     
  3. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    Thank you to both you and you DH for your service to this Country!
     
  4. Spookwriter

    Spookwriter Overrun With Chickens

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    My father in law is gone now. Almost two years.

    Among the possessions he left in this world was a metal. The Purple Heart.
    Took shrapnel to both legs in a far away place called Korea. His blank check
    had a price.

    Chief lived with his last few years. Mom gone years ago, and Chief crippled by
    a stoke. I spent hours talking with him. Talked about his whole life. Except the
    time he spent in battle.

    That was one place he couldn't talk easily. Oh, he would tell me about marching.
    Or boot camp. Rations. In all the years I knew him, he never once spoke about
    fighting, or being wounded in action. I knew he had been wounded. He was a
    part of my life always.

    I would bathe him. Scars covered his legs. Even then, he woudn't talk about it.

    I want to take a moment to share one of the memories I have of him with you.

    Fourth of July is a big deal here. Fireworks in the night. He would go with us, even
    when Mom was still alive. He did that for us, to be with us. But they bothered him.

    He would jerk with every boom, couldn't hardly stand for the sky to be lit up.

    I've never been in battle. Never been in a war. Because of him, and the thousands
    of men and women like him, I've lived in the free.

    Because of the brave.

    .........

    I never saw his Purple Heart until he was gone. Never gave it a thought until we
    were cleaning out his bedroom. A drawer full of metals.

    So yes, on Veteran's Day I think of this man. He wasn't rich, he wasn't famous. But
    he will always be my hero.

    He wrote that blank check for us.
     
  5. Spookwriter

    Spookwriter Overrun With Chickens

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    To all Veteran's of all branches...I thank you each and every one.

    For those among us who has a loved one overseas tonight...May
    God Bless Them, and keep them safe.
     
  6. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    Quote:That is a very touching story. I think there are many veterans out there just like him. My father-in-law is 90 years old and still does not talk about his time in the military.
     
  7. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
    Many thanks and many [​IMG]
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Air Force wife here. Lived in Colorado, Utah, Ohio, then back to Utah again, with my husband over 20 years of service. He was in the Nat'l Guard for five years prior to that, ROTC before that, Civil Air Patrol before that.

    FIL was AF, BIL was Navy, adoptive father was Navy, adoptive mother was a Marine (my sons think that was so cool, LOL), biological father a Marine and executed by Castro's firing squads at the age of 25, and a cousin went missing in Vietnam, never to be found. Long military association for me.


    Utmost respect here for our men in uniform and their families.
     
  9. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For my father. WWII veteran. Airforce. Flew many missions dropping paratroopers and picking up wounded. The stories that man had......
    God bless all of you, past, present and future.
     
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  10. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    Happy Veterans Day to all! We love this country and thank those who risk their lives for ours!!!
     

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