Sunday, November 11, 2007

Veterans Day

Remembering.....

An 18-months old, leans on the Lima Company Memorial next to her father's name, hospital medic Travis Youngblood, during the unveiling of a monument with the names of all 215 servicemen who served with Lima Company in Iraq.
(AP)


And being grateful to....

Kevin Keyfauver, 2, runs through an installation of 1,000 American flags planted on the National Mall by the American Legion.
Bill O'Leary - The Washington Post

Those who serve and sacrifice...


Photo taken by Michael Sanders, May 28, 2007, Los Angeles National Veterans Cemetery


Thank a vet


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8 Comments:

Blogger J_G said...

Thanks for all the nice pictures and words Word. You always have such meaningful things to say. I am proud that you are an American.

Sunday, November 11, 2007 9:06:00 PM  
Blogger rockybutte said...

Let us not forget the proclamation that formalized Armistice Day (it was changed to Veterans Day in 1954)in 1938 to honor the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month when it became "all quiet on the Western Front" : "It is fitting that the recurring anniversary of this date should be commemorated with thanksgiving and prayer and exercises designed to perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations; and inviting the people of the United States to observe the day in schools and churches, or other suitable places, with appropriate ceremonies of friendly relations with all other peoples."

Sunday, November 11, 2007 9:40:00 PM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

jennifer,

Thanks for the compliment.

Friday, while at the gym, 2 kids- one in high school and the other 9 years old, on the team, asked what Veterans Day is.

It really is quite aggravating.

rockybutte,

Thanks for the reminder. I actually have a link, at the bottom of the post, to "a little history", plus inadvertently and purposefully, to a notable charity.

Sunday, November 11, 2007 9:57:00 PM  
Blogger Gayle said...

Speaking for my husband, Wordsmith, thank you! :)

Monday, November 12, 2007 6:59:00 AM  
Blogger The Liberal Lie The Conservative Truth said...

GOd bless those who protect our freedoms and liberties. Thank you Veterans past and present.

Monday, November 12, 2007 9:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Trying to contact the author of this blog.


The boy running through the flags is my son. I'm a vet that traveled to DC in 2007 for the 20 year anniversary of the Wall.

We have two other children, and are raising them up to pay tribute to those that have served.

God Bless and Keep,
Kevin Sr


ps... Wordsmith, please email me, *lastname*@gmail.com

Tuesday, February 26, 2008 7:45:00 AM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Hi Kevin,

Thank you for your service.

What would your last name be, for me to email you?

Tuesday, February 26, 2008 8:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WORDSMITH, Sorry, I was not able to decipher your email address from this Blog. Mine email address is KEYFAUVER@GMAIL.COM

Thursday, February 28, 2008 12:03:00 PM  

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