Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Honoring Our Veterans Today

A special day to honor those who gave it all... who give it all
every day
To all of those in your families
To all of those among our friends
To all of those we do not know
...
but have been there for us

I thank you
with all of my heart

veteran's day
Photos taken on our walk through our village
veteran's day
Collage created with photos taken from 2003 Reader's Digest
~It's been that long since we are in the M.East~

God be with you
and give you strength
comfort
and
perseverance.

*Dedicated to my brother-in-law, Barry, who served proudly
and our neighbor's son, Victor who is serving in Iraq

8 comments:

Barb said...

Yes, we must remember. It is actually on my mind daily - I have a young friend serving now. My father -in-law (86) served in WWII. Sometimes I think if our government leaders were required to be present whenever our soldiers are brought home in flag-draped coffins, better decisions would be made.

Anonymous said...

Very sweet Maria. It was my honor to protect and defend Patriots like you and your family. Thank you for posting your heart felt message.

Barry

Doreen said...

Maria, This was very moving. Thank you for taking the time to put together this posting and this collage on Veteran's Day. There just can't be enough thank yous and enough reminders for what they do each day for our freedom and protection.
Doreen

Wanda said...

A very well done post Maria...

Deanna said...

Hello Maria!
Your post for Veterans Day is very touching.
I have had to stop and deeply think about our military and those that willingly defend our country and our rights.

It's nice to meet you through blogging. Thank you for coming by and saying hello. Hope you'll visit again.

God Bless,
d

Dianne said...

Hey Maria, this is one of your best posts ever, I think. The picture of the yellow ribbon, the angle on the tree and sky, just gave a whole other dimension to my thoughts about all of this. That picture is incredible. I posted a small thank you on Monday of this week and forgot until last night that I had a picture of the ship my dad came home on after WWII. It is on my blog now.

Thanks again for the time and energy it took to put this together. Dianne

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I'm a little late getting here, but the post is wonderful. Thanks.

Sue

Maria said...

Thank you everyone! I wish I could take credit for the yellow ribbon photo... I couldn't find the original... it's out there on a few posts though...
The collage is from Reader's Digest photos that are in a copy I found while sorting 'the ones you want to keep' ...
They are still and always will be very moving to me.
Thank you all for stopping by ♥