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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Alphabe Thursday: H is for Heroes

H is for Heroes.

Today is Veteran’s Day in the United States, also known as Remembrance Day and Armistice Day in other parts of the world. President Woodrow Wilson first proclaimed this holiday on November 11, 1919 on the first anniversary of the signing of the Armistice by the Germans, which ended World War I.

This is the date we set aside to honor those men and women who bravely serve(d) their country through the armed services.

My father served with the US Navy during World War II. He was a radio man on the SS Queenston Heights, which was a tanker that supplied fuel to airplanes in the South Pacific.

I am eternally grateful to the men and women who selflessly serve(d) our country so that I may feel safe and enjoy the many freedoms their service provides.

We often take for granted the very
things that most deserve our gratitude.

~Cynthia Ozick

I am linking to Jenny's Alphabe Thursday and Kendra's I'm Grateful for...


  1. A very meaningful post La...
    My father also served in WWII and the Korean War...he did his time in the out, and joined the Navy...true to his country!

  2. We have along list of patriots in my family too and we are thankful for their service. Our men and women currently serving need our prayers. Beautiful post.

  3. Thank you for honoring our Vets!! Sometimes I feel they are forgotten! My son is a United States Marine, sometimes the only things I hear from people are negative things about the Marines. In reality these are brave strong young men and women who are dedicated to making our country a better place to live. Semper Fi

  4. I love your post made especially for today!
    Grateful for freedom that our heroes protect while we are living our daily lives over here!

  5. I feel exactly the same way. Great post!

  6. Thank you for honoring our U.S. Veterans at this day. I am thankful for your father's service during WW II. Joni

  7. What a wonderful post... very well said! Yesterday there was a funeral in our town for a fallen soldier who grew up here. People lined the streets holding American flags to show their respects. He was only 24 and his wife just had a baby about a month ago. It's very sad... we should be nothing but grateful for those who risk their lives, and sometimes give it, for our country. ~ Jo

  8. You and I are on the same page today. I'm glad you thought of Veterans today, too.

    Nice job!


  9. Thanks for coming by my blog and commenting! I think I'm going to try and make those delicious looking cookies this weekend. I'm gonna have to use shortening too b/c I don't have any lard...LOl!

  10. It is so good to remember and honor all the brave men and women that have served our country!

  11. Thanks for a nice husband served in Viet Nam and so did all his brothers. My Dad served in WWII in France and was badly wounded. My nephew is in the Navy on an Aircraft carrier and my niece's fiance is in Afghanistan right now...there are many more to be thankful for!

  12. An inspiring post! We certainly must be grateful for the heroes who served our country!
    Blessings to all!

  13. A very nice post La! Happy Veteran's Day:@)

  14. There can't be too many reminders of to what we owe our freedom to sit here with unlimited and unblocked internet to write whatever we like, say whatever we like or become whatever we like!

  15. I am your newest follower from Jenny Matlock. My middle name is Helper. Please follow me as well. Thank you.

    The Disconnected Writer

  16. What a lovely tribute!


  17. I am also proud to have a father who served in WWII. Mine served in the army for 5 years and was injured after 10 days in France. Thank you for sharing about your father. I honor all those living and dead who have served and are serving. What wonderful men and women.

  18. Something we all need to be grateful for. People may let this one slip by as our freedom as become a way of life for us but it’s so important that we remember just how blessed we are to have our freedom. I was looking at one of my favorite newborn photography sites last night and came across a post with pictures full of a very special child. I’ll share the link below. It pulled on my heart strings and further reminded me the sacrifices people make for our country.

    Thanks for coming to the party! Hope to see you back next week. :o)

    Link to the post I was talking about above:

    Kendra aka “Domestic Princess in Training”

  19. Wonderful H really could not have done a better well put!

  20. Very nice post, La. Several of my family members, have or are serving in our military. My late father fought in WWII, I think of him almost every day, but especially on Veterns day. Thank God for our military, and the brave men and women serving and who have served to preserve the United States Of America!

  21. I really like the quote at the end of your post. How true that is.

  22. Absolutely! What we owe these brave men and women. Thanks for your post!

  23. Thanks La for a beautiful Veteran's tribute. I am so grateful for those who have given their lives and for the veterans we honor this week.

  24. What a wonderful, heart-warming link to Alphabe-Thursday. I didn't even think of writing about Veterans day. How wonderful that you did.

    I share your sentiments of gratitude for those who have kept our country safe.

    Thank you for this wonderful link.



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