Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Veteran's Day

Today is a day we have set aside to honor all those who have served their country in the past or are currently serving.   They sacrifice so much to make sure all of us are safe and secure and continue enjoying our "land of the free and home of the brave".

My Mom's Dad was a career Air Force officer.   He joined the Army Air Corps BEFORE there was an Air Force but was soon as the Air Force was organized, that's where he began his long career.   He LOVED being a serviceman.   He had a number of assignments overseas and that's why my Mom has seen a lot of the world and it's where she developed her LOVE of travel which she enjoys to this day.

My Granddad passed away in 1992.   He served during WWII and the Korean War.  He's buried at Arlington National Cemetery within sight of one of his favorite places to do a tour of duty - The Pentagon.

This is a photo of him and the necklace he gave my Mom not long before he passed away.
This is my Granddad walking my Mom down the aisle in 1990..............he loved wearing his uniform and although he'd retired MANY years before the wedding, he was so proud wearing his suit to escort my Mom.  

I want to say that I'm proud of EVERYONE who serves their country........and I hope on this Veteran's Day, we can honor each and every one of them and say a prayer for them and their families - a prayer of thanks for their sacrifices.

(Paws Up badge by Ann of Zoolatry)
Thanks to Gracie for hosting this Veterans Day event.   We have a badge for you to put on your blog if you like - showing that your support for all veterans on this Veteran's Day, 2015!

Hugs, Sammy


Marilynn said...

Thank you, Sammy, for a wonderful post.

Grace & Marilynn

Gracie=^o.o^= said...

Lovely post. Thanks to your great grandfather for serving in our military. What an honor to be in Arlington Cemetery. Thanks to all our veterans.

Anonymous said...

Fanks fur sharin' and fanks to yous gwampaw and furmily. Altho hims served away, they served too. Salute.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Lexi

Marty the Manx said...

Wonderful post Sammy! Your Grandpa and all that serve are who make us most proud!
Marty and the Gang

meowmeowmans said...

Hi Sammy. We're very grateful for our vets, like your Grandpa, today and every day. Happy Veterans Day!

Bev Green said...

Sammy we are so thankful to your Grand[a and all those like him who had pride and courage in serving their country..a lovely picture and beautiful post...lest we forget...Dinnermintz and Pickles xx

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Excellent post Sammy. Thank you to your Granddad for his service.