Honored Veterans ~

Shortly after moving back to Oklahoma, I dropped by hubby’s work to take him to lunch.  While we were in the parking lot, we noticed a very unusual pickup truck.  Curiosity got the best of us both of course, and we approached the man in the vehicle.  He quickly got out, sharpie marker in hand, and said, “Please add your veteran’s names to my truck.”  I watched while hubby wrote the names of our loved ones.  For a few moments, in that store parking lot, it was sacred ground.  Just as sacred as those we honor today. Join me today, on this Veteran’s Day, in saying thank you to our veterans!  May we never forget their dedication and many sacrifices for us, so that we can enjoy our daily freedoms.  Please add the names of your veteran friends and family to the comment area. 

O say can you see by the dawn’s early light, What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming, Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight, O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming? And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there; O say does that star-spangled banner yet wave, O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

Francis Scott Key

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30 Responses to Honored Veterans ~

  1. Thank you to my dad, Garland, U.S. Air Force; and to Eldon, hubby’s brother, U.S. Air Force ♥

  2. hayley says:

    In New Zealand it’s known as Armistice Day. My dad Syd, Army.

  3. paulaacton says:

    here in the UK it is Remembrance day, mine is my great grandfather Pt Michael Acton, army

  4. Guy Mac Powell, US Army, served in WW II and Korea and was the best dad ever!

  5. renae says:

    Garland SIms, US Air Force-Korea, WIlliam Oesterle US Army-WWII-Thanks to our Veterans past and present……we really don’t know where we would be with out their service. Thank You!

  6. Two of my uncles served in Vietnam and my nephew served in Iraq.. God bless our troops!

  7. artsifrtsy says:

    Lovely post!
    Newton Oliver Cox, son of the Ozarks landed on Omaha Beach. Tommy Huber was a radar operator in the Pacific. Arthur Garfield (Sonny) Smith – 4 tours in Vietnam. Floyd Smith – Vietnam. Hoover Smith – Airforce. Harold (Pops) Carter USMC.

  8. mikeakin1 says:

    Thank you for your families service! Go Air Force 🙂

  9. Lovely way to remind us all to remember

  10. My dad, Don, WWII Army, South Pacific. Thanks Paula..I’m a bit late to the party, but better late than never, right!? 🙂

  11. What a gorgeous picture of the flag! ❤
    We have Marines, Air Force and Navy here…

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