Thursday, November 11, 2010

In Honor of Our Veterans

This nation will remain the land of the free,
only so long as it is the home of the brave.
(Elmer Davis)

On Veterans Day, we pay tribute to the service and sacrifice of the men and women who, in defense of our freedom, have bravely worn the uniform of the United States. Our country is forever indebted to our veterans for their quiet courage and exemplary service.

I wish I could personally thank each and every one of them for the sacrifices they and their families made for our country. May God bless and keep them and let them know how much their service is appreciated.

On a personal note, I would like to thank my dad for his service in the Navy during World War II. His greatest sacrifice was his hearing, which was permanently damaged by the noise from the planes he worked on while stationed at Corpus Christi. Thank you, Daddy — we love you.

I would also like to remember with sincere gratitude our servicemen and women who continue to risk their lives every day to keep America out of harm's way. May God protect them as they protect us, and bless them and their families for the sacrifices they make for us.

4 comments:

racheld said...

Amen.

Pat said...

Beautiful tribute, Janie!

Jenni said...

What a lovely post... and we do owe your Daddy a debt of gratitude! It is because of his sacrifice, and the sacrifice of every member of our armed forces that we enjoy the freedom we have today!

Tonja said...

Beautiful, moving tribute.