Day 11 – I am thankful for all those who are serving, have served and have given their lives for our country!
REPOST from last Veteran’s Day
Americans and Americans abroad, Please take a moment out of your day to think about what all of the veterans past and present have done for you and our country.
Today is a day to take special time out of our busy lives to pay tribute to those who have fought for our nation throughout history. Without their sacrifice, and for many it was the ultimate sacrifice, we might not enjoy the freedoms that we do today. Things may not be “right” with the nation at this time, but we still can speak freely, vote for those who represent us in the government, and worship as we choose!
Today I will pay special tribute to my late father, William Sr. who fought in WWII, and to my late brother Robin, who made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation in Viet Nam. He was killed in action on 3/9/1969!
You both are forever in my heart.
This photo is of my father and mother at The Wall in Washington, DC. on November 13, 1982 when my attended the dedication
I like to recommend a book that I am reminded of this Veterans Day. G.I. Joe & Lillie: Remembering a Life of Love and Loyalty was written by Joe Bonsall of the Oak Ridge Boys. The book is his parent’s love story that started while they both were serving their country in World War II. I love this book. It was one of those books that I did not want to put down. Joe’s writing style is as entertaining as he is on stage when performing with the Oaks.