Monday, May 30, 2011

Thanks To All Our Soldiers


My Dad served in World War II...my Uncles did too. My brothers served in Vietnam as did friends of mine and Jack's. Many families and friends have sacrificed so much so we can have our freedoms in this great country. I was lucky that my Dad and brothers came home from those terrible wars. Many did not. I'm extremely grateful to those soldiers who gave the ultimate sacrifice. On Sunday one of the speakers, who is a veteran, made this comment "On this Memorial Day weekend, before you stand in front of a grill, you should stand in front of a grave..before you lift a spatula, you should lift a flag." I attended the annual Memorial Day parade where we were able to do just that...wave our flags, applaud our troops, be uplifted by patriotic music and be reminded that we need to do all we can to support and improve our country, and live grateful lives to honor those who unselfishly gave theirs.

12 comments:

Stacy Crawford said...

I am grateful to all the soldiers. Thanks to all that served in your family. Grandma went to put flowers on Grandpa's grave this weekend. He too was a WWII vet.

rosaria said...

We are reminded on this fine day that our liberties are in the hands of our volunteer armies. God bless them.

Kerri said...

Beautiful post Yaya.

Donna said...

Nice tribute to your dad! And to all who serve. Yes, we should all be extremely grateful to all the soldiers...good reminder!

acorn hollow said...

so well said
Cathy

Munir said...

Yes, we owe a lot of thanks to families like yours. wether they came home safe and sound or as hurted veterans they have been brave. You made a very true statement about those who gave their lives. Yes Ultimate Sacrifice.
My brother who is a retired Navy chief was sent so many different places and until he came home his wife and daughters would not eat or sleep properly. Now that he is retired they are finally under one roof.

Sue said...

I love that quote. Thanks for sharing it!

=)

karen said...

Amen. Great quote and good post.

Darlene said...

I loved what your veteran speaker said in church last Sunday. I am copying that down because it is so true that too many people just think of Veteran's Day as a day to go somewhere or entertain friends at a barbecue. Thanks for posting this. My brother served in the regular army and went to Korea twice. I get tears whenever I hear military music or see the flag marching by in a parade.

Hope said...

wonderful tribute, yaya!

Bonnie said...

Both of my grandfathers fought in World War II, so I definitely was thinking about them on Monday.
R.I.P. <333

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Kristy said...

I've only been serving in the military for 2 years now, but posts such as this touch my wee little heart. I am so grateful for all of our veterans and my fellow comrades. This post made me smile and be thankful for people like you x