Monday, November 10, 2008

Fun Monday - Veteran's Day

I'm really late joining Fun Monday this week, but I think the topic is so worthy that I had to contribute.  Our host this week is Janis.  Her very timely assignment:
Since Next Tuesday is Veterans Day, I thought it would be nice to salute our Veterans and show our appreciation. Photo requirement of something patriotic.

My stepfather passed away two years ago.  He was a WWII veteran, an Army Laboratory Technician.     
Occasionally, when I was young, he would talk about the war.  I don't remember the specific stories, just the overall lesson that being in a war was a very tough way of life.  I know the war made an indelible impression on his life.   Maybe if I had listened closer to those stories, I would have understood him better.  

Veteran's Day is a tribute to him and all the others who have served our country.  Let us never forget the sacrifices made by so many, and do what we can to honor those.  Even those lucky enough to come home bring memories of the horrors of war with them that we can scarcely imagine.  Let us pause in our daily routines to say a special prayer of thanks for their sacrifice, and to remember those who are no longer with us.  


5 comments:

hulagirlatheart said...

Very well put.

Janis said...

Please except my apologies for not getting your name on the list. I had an early morning appt. and just now reading your comment. Great tribute to your Step-dad, like the photos also. Thanks for sharing and God Bless

IamwhoIam said...

It was so nice of you to include you stepfather in the honor so you must have learned some lessons.

Thanks for sharing

Karmyn R said...

Thanks to your Step-father. And AMEN to what you've said!

Sayre said...

Your stepfather would be proud that you remembered him today.