Tuesday, November 10, 2009

In honor of our Veterans

Michael "Mick" B. Spence
U.S. Navy
USS Jonas Ingram DD 938

Edward P. Nix
U.S. Army
Stationed in Augsburg, Germany
Tomorrow is Veterans Day. It was sad to watch todays funeral at Ft. Hood; tomorrow those victims along with thousands of soldiers who died for this country, or those still alive that served in our military or fought in a war will be remembered. At Madeline's school they created a "wall of honor" along their brick wall that leads to their school library. The students were asked to bring photos and info of any relatives that have served in our military. Madeline brought the above photos of her Poppi and Opa. She's very proud that their photos are hanging on the "wall of honor" and that she sees them everytime she goes to the library.
One of Madeline's friend in class is without her Daddy who is fighting in Iraq. He sent her a DVD of him reading her a few books. Her mommy sent it to Madeline's teacher and played it for the class - how special of that family to share.
I just saw this commercial even though it's a few years old, what an awesome reaction...

And I loved this poem written by Roger Robicheau:

One Nation Under God we live
Think about all some had to give

We the people share freedom’s life
In a world of ever present strife

Be grateful to those who keep this true
Warriors of our red, white, and blue

They're trained by those of great skill
Honed to perform, so strong their will

They show what love is all about
They’ll fight for us, there is no doubt

Defending bravely what we are
No holding back each heartfelt star

Highly praise these men and women
Giving thanks time and again

Those in uniform will always be
The golden pride of this country

Thank you to all of our family members and friends whom have served time in our country's military. I am forever grateful for you, and thank God for you. Bless you all.


Anonymous said...

Is dad wearing makeup? ;)

Anonymous said...

I second that question.... but amen Melissa. My Dad served as well, and my bro currently does. Thank you All for serving our country!

steve said...

He isn't wearing make up. That is something they used to do in San Diego when they took pictures of servicemen. It is just touch up after the picture.