Happy Veterans Day!

11/11/2009 at 4:00 am | Posted in Holidays | 7 Comments
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Lara Penrod


Today, I’ve been thinking about how extremely grateful I am for soldiers. They give up so much, including time with their families (see the layout by Noel Culbertson below), so the rest of us don’t have to. They serve.

I can’t help but think of the men and women who have served in the conflicts during our lifetime. In particular, I’m thinking about the father of my sister-in-law, who lost both his legs in Vietnam. I’m sure that’s not what he thought he was signing up for in his tour of duty. But he’s proud of his service, and he has passed that pride down to his children.

Whether you know someone personally who has served his or her country in the military, take a moment to be grateful for the men and women who voluntarily serve or have served. Without them, life would be different for us today.


"Cherish Family" by Noel Culbertson. Creating Keepsakes, November 2009.



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  1. God bless the USA – and all who serve, past and present.

  2. Amen–thank you deeply and sincerely for all service men and women who do their jobs day in and day out. And thank you to the families who have to be without their loved ones for long stretches of time. Your country appreciates you!!

  3. Thank you to all the veteran’s out there! We appreciate you so much! I have two myself and know the sacrifices you endure!!

  4. God bless all of our veterans and the men and women currently serving and protecting our country.

  5. Much love and appreciation to veterans of today and yesteryear, especially remembering those today who have given the ultimate sacrifice, their lives. Prayers to the families of all servicemen and servicewomen who are missing their loved ones.

  6. Thank you for your very appropriate post today. And, of course, huge thanks to our Vets and active military!

  7. thank you to my dad who fought in WWII, Korea and Vietnam and survived them all thank goodness! he has taught me to have pride in my country (and always salute the flag!)! suzy

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