It is right and fitting that one day should be set aside each year for the sole and express purpose of specifically honoring those who have served in the military in the service of our Nation. A day when all feelings and opinions on war...even the current one in which we're engaged....should be set aside, and honor given where honor is due.
It takes a special brand, a brave soul, and determined mind to be willing serve in this way. My hat is always off to our Veteran's. They deserve nothing less than our recognition, our appreciation, and our heart-felt gratitude.
My Papaw is my favorite Veteran, having served in Korea in the USMC. He left behind a leg in that conflict, but somehow brought home his dignity, his courage, and his incredible ability to still attack life with full vigor and determination. He is a prince among men. Last year he was recognized in our town as the local Hometown Hero. It was such a joy to see him receive this recognition.
I must also give a shout out to other members of my family: My cousin Josh, USMC Veteran, having done two tours in Iraq. My cousin John, currently serving his third tour in Iraq, US Army. My cousin Jeremy still in Army bootcamp in Ft. Leonard Wood, MO.
TO ALL OUR VETERANS: THANK YOU FOR SERVING AND PROTECTING OUR HOMELAND. YOU ARE APPRECIATED!
Papaw at the Quantico Marine Corps Museum; with a picture of the battle in which he fought.
This pic has been shared before, but hey! It is certainly fitting!
Our kids after singing at the annual Marine Corps League Family Picnic.
My Cousin Josh with Cameron at the Marine Corps Museum in Quantico.
My Cousin John, who is currently in Iraq, and in our prayers.