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Monday, November 12, 2007

Veteran's Day

Happy Veteran's Day! Thank you to all who have served our country!

Two weeks ago I met a WWII Naval Hero! He was speaking to our co-ops' 4th-6th grade class about the war. Afterward as I spoke to him and thanked him, he shared his medals, and showed me his Navy Cross. He was a young 19 year old then, had his original flight log and believe it or not he wore his original dress uniform! It still fit perfectly!

Alot of my great uncles were in the war and they are of the generation who didn't really talk about what they did. The just did it and came home and built our nation. This generation is dying. The first of my great uncles died two weeks ago.

My dad was in the Vietnam generation, thankfully being a navy man, he did not have the emotional scars that many carry. When we went to the Air and Space museum last year in D.C. we saw a fighter that had been on the aircraft carrier that he served on! We all saluted! Go to to see a photo of the Bon Homme Richard!

My brothers and I were raised to honor our service men and women, and we do.

I am so thankful for all of you.


Becky K. said...

Our veterans at church on Sunday were congratulating each other and celebrating. I thought it was sweet. For the most part they just don't receive the recognition they deserve for placing themselves in the path of danger for the freedoms we enjoy.

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