Monday, November 11, 2013

Veteran's Day


I've posted this picture before. My son is front-right and is still active military.

When he left to join the military everyone was surprised. His college was paid for in full, and he had a real estate license in south Florida, when real estate was lucrative. He was doing fantastic. But he felt the need to do/be something else, and he chose instead to serve in the military.

My husband is a veteran who served a good deal of his time overseas.  Many members of our family, on both sides, are veterans as well.

In our house, we respect and appreciate those who are serving, and those who have served. God bless our troops.

74 comments:

Sandee said...

In our house we respect and appreciate those who are serving and those that have served. Thank your son for his service.

Have a blessed day and God bless our troops. ♥♥♥

Our photos said...

It's great that you have chosen this picture as a reminder

Manzanita said...

Is it Veterans Day when they've always sold the poppies. I used to have to sell both.... the regular one and the Buddy Poppy from the Veterans of Foreign Wars. My father was active in all Veteran organizations and enlisted everyone in the family to sell poppies.
We would always see who could sell the most.
Thank your son for serving.

Jen said...

Thank you to you and your family members! Hugs!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

A beautiful tribute.

Launna said...

I am grateful to all soldiers, God bless them all...

Pat Hatt said...

All deserve respect and more indeed

Janine Huldie said...

Wonderful picture and tribute. God bless our troops and couldn't agree more, because my dad served during Vietnam and my grandfather in WWII. So, I am so very proud of them and definitely honored to say this.

Karen Glatt said...

I did not know your son is in the military! I thank him for his service and his sacrifice for what he does every day! I thank all military members past and present who gave up their lives and are in harms way now. God Bless you and your wonderful family for your service!!

Colette S said...

Very nice tribute.

We are a family of vets and active duties too for generation it seems :)

*HUGS* and thanks

Optimistic Existentialist said...

So thankful to your husband. son, and all those who who have served and continue to serve.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Rosey .. that's great that he decided he needed to do something for his country .. good for him - and your photo of him is wonderful, though a very sad delivery for a family, yet done with honour through your son.

All the best Hilary

Masshole Mommy said...

Chris is a vet and just retired after 20 years. God bless all the men and women who are currently serving and have served in the past!

Lizbeth McGow said...

My dear friend, I'm so honored to say those words to you today. Not only is your family giving to those in your close circle but also to those unknown and never seen faces around the country by the service they have given and keep giving to preserve our freedom To your husband, thank you for his service and to your son, Thank You for what he's still doing for all of us! May God Bless, Protects and keeps His Watchful Eye over your son and his fellow military brothers and sisters. You are a great family and you my friend, a very brave mom! Hugs, Lizy

Henrietta said...

Thank you to your son and your family for your service! We have several past and present military members in our family as well, may God Bless them All!

Theresa said...

Thank you to your son and the rest of your family who have served for our freedoms, and for the rest of the family for the sacrifices they have made as well! Happy Veterans Day!

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

It is men like your son who save our country every day and I do so appreciate it. Thank you to all who serve and have served.

spock7005 said...

May God bless and keep all our vets and active personnel safe. There is no thanks strong enough that we can give them for defending our country and liberty for us and ours. My father was a proud veteran of WW II in the Pacific. Happy Veteran's Day to all!!!! scain54 (at) aol (dot) com

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Thank you so much - to your son, your husband and your family - for all the sacrifices you make for the rest of us. I am so very grateful!

Robin O said...

Wonderful photo! Your son and husband are heroes--and you are a hero for being part of such a great tradition. I support all our veterans and active duty service-members.

Coolmoms Cooltips said...

We salute you and your family. Very appreciative of all what you do for us

Tammy Graham said...

A huge Thank You to your son and husband for giving us the freedom that we have.

Self Sagacity said...

You have an older son too? Wow, I would never have thought ;-) His choice is very interesting but selfless. God bless him.

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

If he felt the call to serve his country, then I'm glad he followed it! I think it's wonderful and God protect him!

Robin said...

Thank you for sharing this Rosey. Your son had many fine choices, but he chose service. That was very brave.

The Artful Diva said...

My husband served in the Army - Viet Nam. My son, a Marine, saw lots of action in Desert Storm. God Bless them everyone! We owe our veterans a debt of gratitude.

Lame Shrill Owl said...

Bless your family for feeling the call to serve in the military.

Mistee Dawn said...

Thanks to you and your son. And God Bless.

AMBER EDWARDS said...

Much love and respect to your son! And thank you to him and his service!! we are former military family ourselves. I have uncles, cousins, 2 nephews all serving or served in the military. My husband was active duty Army for 5 years, where she spent most of that deployed in Iraq while I was living in Germany with our kids.

We cherish this day for our own family and all those who are sacrificing for our country. No better hero!

Guavalicious said...

Love that you have this special picture. There is nothing more honorable than carrying in one of our fallen. And in front of the President!

Anita Breeze said...

You must be so proud of your son. My son is an air cadet and often talks about a career in the RCAF (we are Canadian). I secretly hope he does something else but I admire him for wanting to serve his country.

Dana said...

Yes, God bless them all, not just today but every day.

Ellen said...

Great post. Thank you!

Jennifer Clay said...

I am thankful for your son and your husband! Happy Veterans day to you and your family!

Ashley Gill said...

It is amazing that you son joined our troops with such a great life set for him. I applaud him on his bravery. I have had the pleasure of growing up in Manhattan, KS which is just a few minutes away from Ft. Riley and have known many soldiers, some even friends. It takes a strong person to give themselves. Thank you for sharing your son's photo today.

MikiHope said...

God bless and protect all our current military and thank you from the bottom of my heart to all have served.

Amberlee said...

Thank you for sharing this! I know so many friends that are in the military. It is insane how much they do for us.

Lexie Lane said...

This is such a great pic. I would hang this where it's very obvious. You must be so proud to have raised such a brave man.

Anonymous said...

Tell your husband and other relatives thank you. My husband is also a veteran and served overseas. This is the first year in a long time we are not together today because he is out of town on business. I wish he were here.

alissa apel said...

They certainly are hard workers! My Grandpa served. I don't have any brothers, and many girls do not serve.

Samantha said...

nice tribute post

Pam said...

Thank you for the lovely tribute to your son and all veterans. I appreciate all their sacrifices for us.

Brian Miller said...

thank you to your husband...and your son for serving...when they had to and even when they did not....thankful for all the veterans for their service.

RACHEL TaoOfPoop said...

Your pride shines through this post, as it should. The pictures of the draped coffins get me every time.

Pam said...

God bless our military and our veterans. Thank you to your son and husband for their service and to their family members for what they also have endured along the way.

The Frugal Greenish Mama said...

Great way to remember your son! I am sure you miss him being away from home.

Chatty Crone said...

Thank you son, and all the vets for being there to fight for our freedom!

Binky said...

In Canada, today is Remembrance Day, but it's quite similar.

Pepper said...

Great photo, thanks to your son and the rest of your family who served!

Heather @ The Beating Hearth said...

Super proud of your son, and all the people brave enough to serve our country.

Sarah-Louise Bailey said...

Amazing of your son and you husband - today here is Remembrance Day though we a lot of parades and services on the nearest Sunday to the 11th as a child I called it Poppy Day as we would all wear Poppys.

The local army base has wild Poppys growing outside it - it was makes me smile when I see them and think of all those who have and still do fight for our freedoms. x

Susan Kane said...

Oh, Rosey! What a special young man he is!

Divorced Kat said...

What a photo! Thank you for sharing and to your son for his service.

DWei said...

Lest we forget.

Karen Hewitt said...

Thank you for your sons and your husbands service!

valmg said...

Thanks to your son and your husband and everyone who has served our country to make it the great place that it is.

Kay Adeola said...

What a lovely post thank god for all serving and vets here we have remembrance day,i still think anyone that is or has served are under appreciated.

Virginia Higgins said...

We've several veterans in my family, so in our house, we honor those who have served as well.

Teresa McCluskey said...

My father in law and his brother is Vet's and I have so much respect for them! Thank you to all the Vet's out there and to your husband!

Rachee said...

I have several friends who have served. It makes me proud to know them

Melanie B said...

What a wonderful post for a day that everyone needs to give thanks to Vets all around the world. Active and non active they serve our country!

Growing Up Madison said...

Thank you for this lovely post Rosey. Thank your son and husband for their service. It's so very much appreciated!

Courtney Pies said...

A huge thanks to your son and husband, as well as the rest of your family members, who are veterans!

~ Noelle said...

You know I love you... and even more so for your military family.
hugs to you all :)

Our Neck of the Woods said...

That's awesome that you have so many service members in your family. Please pass on my thanks to them! :)

Patricia Woolverton said...

How beautiful. I have a lot of respect for the military and thank you to your son for his service.

Joyce Lansky said...

Cool photo. I can see why you've posted it more than once.

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Melanie said...

What an amazing picture.. God Bless your son and ALL our heros... Thanks for sharing this post and Thanks to ALL our military for serving us day and night.

ann said...

All men and women who have served or are now serving our country need all our full support and prays. I want to thank each and everyone of them - those I know and those I dont know. God bless each of you.

Crystal Green said...

Thank you for all of you in your family who have served both in the military and on the home front. I truly appreciate it far more than I can express.

Shine Jenny said...

Oh! You must miss your son. Hope that there is peace in the world and nobody need to go to war anymore.

Mom In The USA said...

Hi Rosey,
I'm so glad that the first picture of your son in uniform that I saw was not this one, but the one of him and his daughter. This picture is quite the [sad] reality of what our service men and women and their families face in the name of serving and securing our country. Thank you to him and all of you. I come from a family of service members and can appreciate what they do. I was unable to serve due to a medical condition, but I respect and honor those that do serve.

Sincerely,
Karina

Kristin Aquariann said...

Powerful picture. Thanks to your men for their service.

Maria said...

what a beautiful and sentimental, amazing photo! and what a proud mama you must be!!