Thursday, November 11, 2010

In Honor of Veteran's Day I am dedicating this blog post to all those who have served this country both past and present. Without your service, this country would be a very different place and the sacrifices you have made for our country will not be forgotten. Thank you for everything you have done, everything you are doing and everything you will do in the future. I do not take the freedoms I have lightly because I know that a serviceman or woman has sacrificed their life to provide me with them. Thank you.

A special thanks to both my grandfathers, my father, and my beloved husband. There are literally no words (only tears) to describe my feelings for these men and their service. Thank you.

This is my PawPaw. He passed away in December of 2004. He was an Infantryman in the Army during WWII. He would be so proud to know that I married an Infantryman in the Army.

This is my Daddy. He was in the Air Force during Vietnam. I definitely need to get a picture of him in uniform. And maybe scan a copy of the picture from when he was stationed in Thailand, since Mom loves that one so much! :)

This is my husband. He was an Infantryman in the Army during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He served with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion of the 506th Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Currahee!!!) and was in the now famous Battle of Ramadi while deployed to Iraq from 2005 to 2006.

**Unfortunately I do not have a picture of my other grandfather who served in the Navy during WWII. I need to track a photo of him down as well.

I am so proud of these men in my life and all the men and women who have served our country. May you always know how important your service is and how grateful we all are to you.


  1. hey friend. just saw your offer to take some pictures the next time we are in town. sounds like a mighty fine plan!...and thanks for YOUR sacrifices as a veteran's wife! :)

  2. Your welcome, and thank you for taking time to honor what so many of us consider only a job; some how you take more pride in my having been enlisted as an infantryman than I do. Love you for that among many other things:)