Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Veteran's Day


I hope everyone had a good Veteran's Day. I'm a little late posting.... this veteran had to work today. Oh well, same ole thing right? Anyhoo, I snagged this photo from G's blog, I thought her post was really nice.

While I am a veteran myself, most of my time served was in peace time. A few months before I got out is when Desert Storm had started up. Even so, serving a little over 4 years  in the United States Coast Guard is one of the things I've done in my life that I'm most proud of. One of the other things I'm most proud of is having a hand in rasing one of the most wonderful & brave young men that I know. :) Our Marine might be fairly new at being a Marine, but I can tell you that I have a much better understanding of what families feel when their loved ones go away to serve now. Things I didn't realize when I was young & enlisted myself. What courage these young men & women must have to volunteer in these days....

May God bless all of our Service members, past & present. We owe our freedom & way of life to them. Thank you for all you have done & still do to protect me & mine.

6 comments:

Knitter in an Urban Zoo said...

Indeed, my friend, indeed.

Channon said...

Thank you for serving, and for sharing your Marine with all of us!

Bubblesknits said...

Yes, thank you. Every single one of you. :-)

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

Amen to that Anita!

Mary said...

Thank you for your service and also your young Marine for his. I am not a veteran, but have a great appreciations for those who served. I am the wife of an Army veteran (all peacetime) and Mom of a 25-year old Veteran, now back on Active Reserve. My son has 3 combat tours on active duty in the Army.

gaylen said...

Thank you for serving and for letting your boy/man go. It has got to be hard. Love that you were willing and encouraging. g

ps - I lifted the pic from Chan - she always comes up with good ones.