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Saturday, November 11, 2006
Honoring Veterans

These are the two heroes in my life - my husband and my father. My father is a D-Day survivor. He landed on Omaha Beach with the 29th Division (the one portrayed in the movie "Saving Private Ryan") and spent the rest of the war fighting in Europe. My husband and I were privileged to attend the 55th Anniversary celebration of D-Day in France with my Mom and Dad. It was an unforgettable experience. The people of the little villages they liberated honor the veterans as the heroes they are. They cannot do enough for them to show their gratitude.

My husband served in the Army in Vietnam. It was a different time and a vastly different war, but he went with the same attitude and commitment that my Dad did. They both wanted to serve and protect the country they love.

They, and all those who have served and are serving, have my deepest respect and gratitude.

  posted at 2:21 PM

At 4:04 PM, Blogger Pamela said...

Words cannot express my deepest gratitude and respect for the men such as your father and wonderful husband. They are true heros...in every sense of the word.

It is because of them that we can hold our head high and be proud to say we live in the greatest country in the world, The United States of America!

My Grandfather, my father, and my son have all served, along with many of my cousin's kids, two of which are still over there right now. :)

Thank your dear sweet husband and your father and let them know we are so proud of them!

Great pictures too Linda...you did it! whoo hoo! :) The Beta thing? I wish I knew I might switch if someone can assure me you can still work with html's. That is what is important to me. :) If I could only find out, I wouldn't hesitate to switch!

At 4:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome pictures and awesome story about your hubby and your dad. D day in France must of been something else.

At 5:07 PM, Blogger momrn2 said...

My deepest gratitude and appreciation to them for their service. Also to you as the "loved one" that also sacrificed so they could serve.... thanks!

At 7:40 PM, Blogger patsy said...

happy birthday, came to your blog by way of pea.

At 8:52 PM, Blogger Dawn said...

I missed wishing you a happy birthday - sounds like it was a great one! Congratulations on selling your house - I know it's been a big burden. What a great birthday gift!

This was a wonderful post today.

At 10:55 AM, Blogger Kathleen Marie said...

What an awesome tribute. My hubby is also a Vietnam Vet and I am so proud of him. We recently attended the South Dakota Vietnam Veterans War Memorial Celebration. It was AWESOME! My Father was career AF (VN and Korea), my brother career Coast Guard (Desert Storm) my father in law WWll. God Bless them all! Also, my dh's birthday in on Veterans Day :)

At 3:30 PM, Blogger Linda said...

I celebrate with you1 I posted about my dad, a WWII Vet, as well. They cannot be celebrated enough.

At 8:11 PM, Blogger lori said...

Thank you for this post. After reading your post I put my Grandfather's picture on my blog. He served in the Navy and Marines. My son's picture I have to find but he served 4 years in the Navy.

At 8:19 AM, Blogger PEA said...

Good morning Linda...I'm finally catching up on the posts I missed the last couple of days! It was a busy weekend and had no time for the computer!! What a wonderful tribute to your dad and hubby...I can't even imagine the sacrifices these men and women do for us and I thank them from the bottom of my heart! Hugs xox

At 12:24 PM, Blogger Sue said...

I also have the deepest gratitude for those who have served. My 98 yr old Grandpa is a Pearl Harbor Survivor...

At 9:34 PM, Blogger Kerri said...

They have mine too! My hubby is also a Vietnam Vet who served in the Marine Corps.
How wonderful to have the privilege of celebrating the 55th anniversary of D-Day in France. I'm glad to hear the Veterans were honored as they should be.
Freedom is never free! We owe our Vets and Servicemen and women a huge debt of gratitude and our fervent prayers!


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