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Monday, May 26, 2008

To honor those who served

This is in honor of those who served or are serving, and to those who lost their lives.

This first picture is in honor of my father. As the oldest child, it was very moving to receive this flag at his funeral. My father was a veteran of World War II and he served as a medic on the Navy ships.

My grandfather served in World War I.
My children's other grandfather was a veteran of the Korean conflict.
My daughter's father served in the Vietnam war.
My youngest brother served in the Army during peacetime.
And my former stepson served in the Navy during the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq.

I thank you all for your service.

May all of you in blogland have a pleasant time with your families on this holiday, and if your loved ones are away serving this country, I pray they are brought home to you safely!

11 comments:

BittersweetPunkin said...

What a lovely post...I thank you so much for sharing the dedication of the members of your family who have served our great country.

Thank you so much for the kind comment also...I hope you are enjoying your weekend!
~Blessings,
Robin

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a lovely tribute to your family and all of our armed forces. Thank you for posting this.
Penny

Deb said...

Hi Kady, beautiful tribute. Really heart felt. My thanks to your family members and all that have served and is serving in our armed forces. Deb

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Kady, i loved your posting. it touched my heart. Have a great evening! Terrie

Tracie said...

What a lovely tribute - thank you for remembering the true meaning of the day.

My Dad served in the Korean War when he was just a teen. You've got a lot of service people in your family and we all have a lot to be thankful for this weekend.

What a beautiful post!
~Tracie

Rue said...

Kady,

That was a beautiful tribute. Thank you for the service of all your brave family members.

I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day,
rue

*Rose~*~Scarlett* said...

Kady what a lovely display of your father's flag.. love the bell, great touch! Thanks to you and yours for serving our country! Just gotta love that Red, White and Blue!
Nikki

Picket said...

Absolutely beautiful tribute and post girl...sometimes we get so caught up in enjoying our wonderful free life with our families and all the goodness this world holds that we forget at what price it comes....hope the sun is shining on your side of the mountain today!

CIELO said...

Yes, so thankful to those men and woman who sacrified it all so that we could live in this amazing country and enjoy our freedom....

Happy day to you

cielo

Shabby Addict said...

Thank you so much for the very special tribute.. That is awesome that you have had so many people in your family serve. My husband will be serving as a dentist in the Navy starting in June.. I am scared and excited all at the same time! Sounds like you had quite some experience living a navy life. I am sure I will love it.

Rhondi said...

Thank you to all your family members who served their country. You must be proud of them. What a lovely tribute.
Rhondi