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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.  


  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. :)

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

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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.

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


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