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#135: Veteran's Day

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

To those :

Who learned that freedom is not free
Who lost their lives, arms, legs and eyesight for strangers
Who served alone and scared in faraway places
Who stand when their country's flag passes by, salute at the ready
Who learned to never wear a hat indoors
Whose shoes are always shined
Who holds a door open for a lady
Who says please and thank you and yes sir and no ma'am
Who cry when the national anthem is played

We thank you. Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, Air Force. We are grateful.

To my relatives who served in the military: I'm proud of you.

To my dad, a career Naval officer who died, appropriately enough, on Veteran's Day, 1976, at the young age of 48: we miss you and love you.

Please, when you see a veteran, especially today, shake their hand and say thank you.
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  • PEPPERLEAH
    I make a point of going up to everyone I see in uniform, and thanking them. God bless you.
    4175 days ago
  • 2BSALLYB
    My husband was active duty AF for 24 years. I appreciate the nice tribute. emoticon
    4175 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/11/2009 9:04:11 PM
  • YATMAMA
    I have already hugged at least one veteran and thanked him today and I intend to up that number! Great blog, Lou. *hugs* on this anniversary of your Dad's death. I know how much you must miss him.
    4175 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5178852
    SA-LUTE!
    4175 days ago
  • SPARKLOVE

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    emoticon Lou, for serving your Country in the Military. In away you are still serving your Country (every time you do a good deed ), but in a different way. Again I say emoticon

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    4175 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4114015
    I stand in total agreement with you, Lou! emoticon for always saying just the right thing!
    4175 days ago
  • MARYSUPPORTS
    Awesome, totally awesome! emoticon
    4175 days ago
  • FLAME42
    Greeat reminder for all of us today and every day! Thank you veterans!
    4175 days ago
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