Today is Veteran’s Day and the specific day we honor our veterans….although we should honor them at all times, sometimes they are ignored….but that is another post for another time.
The Captain and I went to breakfast this morning at one of our favorite Mom and Pop restaurant…and all the uniforms and veterans of all ages were there enjoying a free breakfast by the owners. It just made my heart swell with pride as I saw some walking with canes and other issues, but there was a certain look on their faces that is not missed….pride in their country.
This past week-end a famous aircraft, a C-47 called the Tico Belle visited the Page Field Airshow here in our neck of the woods. This amazing airplane still flies the skies in honor of the men and women who served in World War II.
The C-47 Tico Belle was part of the D-Day invasion in 1944 and now attends airshows more than 70 years after the invasion.
I have to smile at the pin-up girl as there were so many of this type on many of our aircraft!
The below pic is so special for me…it is Twin #1 who served in the Navy in the Gulf War , honoring his father who also served in the Navy in the Korean War at the gravesite.
So tomorrow….or actually, anytime you see one of our veterans … or if any of your family or friends are veterans, please be sure to remember them on this day of honor…Veterans Day.
Call them up….shake their hand…send them an email….acknowledge them where ever you see them.
And thank them for preserving our freedom.
And always pray for all of them, and for our country and our military leaders.
I would like to take this time to thank a few of my own family members and friends, both past and present who served in our Military.
Thank you Dad, Uncle Carl, Grandpa George, Grandpa Joe, Uncle Joe, Uncle LaVern, Uncle Lyle, B.F, Terry, Larry, Phil, Mike, Robert, Everett, and our younger generation…Stacy, Tracy, Phil, Jr. and Anthony….and a special thank you to my Captain!
God Bless America!
Hugs to all.
The link below is last year’s Veteran Day’s post with addresses of organizations who help our veterans. If you can help…
Sorry to be late, Kari! We almost always go to the cemetery to visit the graves of family who served our country.
What a nice thing to do Sandy….you both are good people.
thanks for stopping by
Brenda ....only daughter says
Mom this blog is very special to us all. As you know at Sunset Park there is a memorial in honor of our veterans. Today they have a service and the park was packed. Motorcycles had flags and several service men in their uniforms. Mitchell and I watched as the parked filled up we heard most of the service from my porch. After it was over I was feeding Mitchell lunch and someone knock on my door. A veteran was at my door thanking me for the lights I had on my lamp post. In honoring our veterans I put green light bulbs in the lamp post today. This gentleman wanted to thank me for the recognition. He told me how he served for six years and he was on standby during the Cuban Missile Crisis. I thanked him for protecting and serving our country he got very emotional and then he left. So thanks for the blog honoring our family and friends mom????????????
Thank you sweetie….you are so very special to me and I love that your heart is always open!
I have green lights too….:)
God bless you.