Thursday, November 10, 2011

Remember our Veterans...

Just a friendly reminder...tomorrow is 11-11-11 and Veteran's Day! Please take a moment to say a prayer for the safety of our men and women serving in the armed forces. I will be proudly flying an American flag from my front porch, so if you own one please join me in saluting our service men and women. Also, if you happen to be eating out today, why not buy a piece of pie for a veteran or pick up the tab for him or her as a random act of kindness?

I am so very grateful for the freedoms that we are blessed with in America; many of which we take for granted and don't even give thought to on a day-to-day basis. Where else in the world can citizens have freedom of speech, religion, enterprise, etc.?? We are INCREDIBLY fortunate to be Americans!

I was very, very lucky to grow up living next door to my grandfather, who was a retired Master Sargeant in the USAF. He proudly served his country for 22 years and fought during WWII to help free the world of tyranny. (He served in the US Army during the war, and the after the war re-enlisted in the Air Force). Here is a photograph of him in Italy during WWII:


One of the cool things about my granddad is that in his front yard stood a large flag pole; and every morning he would raise an American flag and then lower and fold it every evening at dusk. I remember this so clearly, and it left a definite impression on me of American loyalty. Today I proudly display the last flag that he used for this daily ritual. It is neatly folded in a triangle and sits in a special iron easel in our family den...everytime I see it I smile and think of him.

Wishing you a day filled with many blessings! God bless America!!

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2 comments:

  1. A beautiful post Becky! Thanks for sharing. Hugs.

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  2. A beautiful tribute to your grandpa and all veterans!

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