Monday, November 12, 2012

Gratitude~Day 12

I am grateful for our Veterans!
In the midst of so much turmoil in our world I am always grateful for the men and women who served in our countries armed forces!
 Who protect our country and our freedoms!
I have mentioned before that my Dad was a career Marine.  He was a fighter pilot in Korea and served as a commanding officer in Vietnam.
I grew up with an appreciation of the sacrifices
made by men and women in uniform.
Thank you to all Veterans who fought and served our country! 

Linda  

23 comments:

Jane and Chris said...

Amen to that!
Jane x

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

We owe our service men and women a tremendous debt of gratitude.

Sarah said...

Handsome dad! Thanks for this great tribute to those who serve our country......Sarah

Susan said...

How proud...and what a great photo of your dad, XOXO

Connie said...

I am joining you in gratitude for our Veterans! They are willing to lay down their life for our freedoms; our freedom to vote, freedom of speech, freedom to bare arms, to name a few. Thanks for the link to the Slipcovers! I started a slipcover project over a year ago and it isn't finished. This post helps me to get inspired again. Enjoy reading your posts in my RSS Feed.

Connie said...

I am joining you in gratitude for our Veterans! They are willing to lay down their life for our freedoms; our freedom to vote, freedom of speech, freedom to bare arms, to name a few. Thanks for the link to the Slipcovers! I started a slipcover project over a year ago and it isn't finished. This post helps me to get inspired again. Enjoy reading your posts in my RSS Feed.

middle child said...

I am glad that people are becoming more respectful and appreciative of just what the those in the service do for us. And as far as understanding their true sacrifices.....regardless of their telling of what they experienced, we will never understand the horrors of what they went through unless we go through it ourselves. God Bless them.

Nellie said...

Always grateful to those who served - and are serving now.

Nellie

Shelia said...

Amen, Linda! I too am so thankful for our service men and women. My daddy was in the army. Your daddy was as cute as can be.
Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Susan said...

Hi Linda....Your dad was a very nice looking man.

Thanks for your post. Susan

Cozy Little House said...

Absolutely. Well said.
Brenda

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Happy Veteran's Day Linda:@)

mrs. c said...

You are so right! I am so proud of all these wonderful men and women that serve our country. Thank you for your nice comments. Have a wonderful week.

Gina said...

God bless them all!

ImSoVintage said...

Amen!!! My dad was a fighter pilot, too. He was shot down and captured in WWII and was called back up in the Korean war. :)

DearHelenHartman said...

Weren't those young men so handsome in their uniforms? My dad was a fighter pilot in WWII, Korea and in Ops in Viet Nam. It's good to take a day to be grateful for those who serve.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a nice picture of your father. I thank him and every one of our men and women who have served. We owe them so much.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

So many thanks to your Dad for helping to keep us free! Neat photo!! GOD BLESS THE USA!

Susan said...

Linda, in your Dad's memory " Semper Fi"
Always Faithful.
My son is a career marine. He will be retiring in about two years after 20 years of service.

The Shop Around the Corner said...

Oh my goodness, Linda, what an awesome picture. I would certainly have that framed. Thank you for sharing it with us, and I am beyond grateful for all the valiant men and women in uniform who fight day and night to defend our freedom.

Come on over for paella anytime.
XOXO's,
Marcia

Chatty Crone said...

Your dad was a handsome man! And I too am thankful for all our military men and women who have fought to keep us free. sandie

Jenny said...

Awww...what a handsome and brave fella.

This was a wonderful photo.

If you get a chance stop by my blog, k?

http://jennymatlock.blogspot.com/2012/11/story-time-tuesday-if-good-health-was.html

Annesphamily said...

A beautiful tribute Linda! Thank you for sharing your handsome dad with us and sharing all Vets! God Bless You!