Friday, November 11, 2011

Thankfulness Challenge - A Salute to My Veterans

Today as the US honors its veterans, I'm incredibly thankful for my husband who fought two wars from the air,



my cousin who fought a pointless war in back to back tours to Iraq,




my father, a Viet Nam veteran who died at 55 of stomach cancer from exposure to Agent Orange,



and my son who leaves soon for the Army.



I hope he never deploys.  

9 comments:

  1. Veterans' Day does come close to your heart. I know what you mean about your son's deployment. I am just happy with my son staying in CA.
    Have a good weekend. :)

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  2. I pray your son never deploys too. Looking forward to having our troops home by Christmas.

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  3. Many thanks to you and your family for their service and sacrifice. I know what it's like to have a son deployed to Afghanistan. God willing, my son will be home just before Christmas. After that, I can sleep. Thank you, too, Tammy, for your contributions.

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  4. Wow, you have a lot of family history with the military. Thanks to all of them! I hope your son doesn't deploy...I can't imagine even imagine.

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  5. Today is a day to be thankful to all that served or are serving. We are grateful to all of those like your son.

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  6. A perfectly appropriate post for today. I hope your son doesn't deploy, too. It's a bittersweet day--while we celebrate our veterans, we grieve the loss of lives and of innocence.

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  7. It must be in the DNA. Perhaps in the next decade or so, we would know the inkling of your future grandkids.

    May they all be safe.

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  8. I'm thankful for people like your relatives. I hope your son doesn't deploy either!

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