Monday, November 11, 2013

Happy Veterans Day



What does Veterans Day mean to you?

Consider these words, from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' website:

"Veterans Day is the day set aside to thank and honor ALL those who served honorably in the military - in wartime or peacetime. In fact, Veterans Day is largely intended to thank LIVING veterans for their service, to acknowledge that their contributions to our national security are appreciated, and to underscore the fact that all those who served - not only those who died - have sacrificed and done their duty."

I am grateful for those who serve. How about you? Without their sacrifices we would not enjoy the freedom to live as we do. To all veterans, including my Dad, who served in the Air Force, thank you!

Do you have any veterans among family or friends?

I invite you stop back on Thursday for a special post that will be a part of my publisher's Blogtastic weekend event.

Have a great week!

Happy writing,
Karen


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12 comments :

  1. Mu uncle is a veteran. I am so thankful to those who have served so that you and I may be free.

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  2. Hi Karen .. mine have gone on .. but there are cousins, some distant, some known who saw the end of WW2 ...

    It's always moving to watch the ceremony here at the Cenotaph .. and I did it five times at my mother's bedside in these later years ..

    With thoughts to you and thanks to those you kept us free .. Hilary

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  3. Keith,
    My Dad, grandfather and great grandfathers and beyond served too. Another grandfather didn't serve (due to a health issue) but was involved in homeland efforts during WW 2. Much to be thankful for, you are right!

    Hilary,
    It is humbling to think of those who've served on our behalf, isn't it? I am ever grateful for their service and sacrifice. Thankful for freedom! :)

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  4. My wifes grandfather was a marine. When we first got married she told me not to listen to his "war stories" he has told them a thousand times. I find his stories, even the ones that I now have heard a lot, interesting and compelling.
    Happy Veterans Day!

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  5. Hello Karen...Yes, my father was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army infantry. He was wounded during World War II and received the Purple Heart medal. All my uncles were in the military, too, serving in different branches. So today is special to me. Susan

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  6. David,
    Well perhaps growing up with them wore her out a bit. :) Everyone has a story, or stories to tell, don't they? :)

    Susan,
    It is a special day! So thankful for all the sacrifices your family and others have made. :)

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  7. Hi Karen! My husband is a Marine Corps vet, so it's a good day for him. I am so thankful that he didn't see the battlefield. I am so grateful to all those who served our country and put their lives on the line. This is a very good way to honor our vets. My flag was flying until the rains came!

    Blessings,
    Ceil

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  8. I can't thank those that have served (or are serving) our country enough. Without them we would not have the freedoms that we enjoy each day. I try to thank veterans whenever I see them (and can tell that they are veterans). My grandfather was in the military. Great picture to go with the post. :)
    ~Jess

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  9. Ceil,
    Please thank your husband for me! So glad he had a good day. :) So thankful for all our veterans.

    Jess,
    The sacrifice they make is so great! I appreciate it so very much. I chose this picture because my Dad was in the Air Force. Although I am not sure if they are Air Force aircraft or not, but it looked good anyway! :)

    Happy writing,
    Karen

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  10. My brother and father-in-law served. :) I always shake the hand of a serviceman or woman when I see them in uniform. Without exception, they are surprised and so pleased to hear the simple words, "Thank you for your service."

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  11. I do have some veterans in my family. I'm grateful to the sacrifices they all make. I get tears in my eyes every time I see one.

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  12. We do! A cousin was a Marine. Glad I'm on his good side because I know for a fact he was really great at his job. :D

    So very thankful for those who've been selfless, protecting us.

    Happy Wednesday!

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