Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Veteran's Day 2009

Miss Macey called her Grumps (Coast Guard) the other night to invite him to her school for a special ceremony. The kids were encouraged to invite a vet, and Macey got two! Her Uncle Joe (Army) is a member of the local Honor Guard. The Honor Guard showed the kids how to properly fold our flag, explaining in the process just what the flag and each fold means. Afterward, everyone went outside to witness a seven-gun salute, ending with Taps. I get chills every time I hear that.
My dad served in the Army during WWII. This is perhaps the only photo I have of him in his uniform. He would be mighty proud of this smiling g/granddaughter.
Thank you, thank you to each and every veteran. Because of you, we live in a free nation. God bless our troops and their families everywhere, especially Dr. John. All of you are making a sacrifice, just for the folks here and for the folks where you are. Be careful.


Joy said...


Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

dick, thanks for your service!

smiles, bee

Linda said...

Thank you to Dick - and to all of our other veterans - for their service to our country and keeping us safe and free!

Sandee said...

I too want to thank Dick as well as every veteran for our precious freedom.

Have a terrific day honey. Big hug. :)

Anndi said...

God bless all three of those wonderful men you have pictured.

That flag means so very much.

May our veterans know the warmth of our gratitude and may our fallen know the warmth of God's embrace.

Haley D. said...

Amen! Thank you for posting the picture of your father. I've swiped it for my collection. :)

ivana said...

Ciao cara Sandy!!!
I like this moving ceremony that explains to the young generations what our fathers have done for Freedom and Peace!

Thank you!!!