Friday, November 11, 2011

Happy Veterans Day!

Gratitude for Freedom...
Today is Veterans Day, when we honor those who have served in the Armed Forces and those who have fought and died to protect the very liberties we enjoy today. This is a day to kneel in prayer and thank God for this country.

My husband, George, is a veteran.  He was a Captain in the Army Air Defense Artillery.  We were stationed in Germany for a little over three years and then in El Paso, Texas. I am grateful to him for his desire to serve his country. The picture is of George and me at the ROTC Military Ball at Brigham Young University.  The Vietnam War had just ended when we got married.  I cannot believe how young we were.


George's Father...
George's father, Blaine Hatfield, was a veteran of World War II.  He served in the South Seas, was decorated several times...including the Bronze Star.  But we really don't know what he went through or what battles he fought.  When he came home...he was a changed man.  He never spoke about his experiences.  He is the young man on the left.  He looks a lot like my son Geoff in this picture.  How young he was!

Never Forget...
Today is 11-11-11.  This date will never come again in our lifetimes.  Honor and thank the Vets in your life...they aren't just old men at the VFW.  My daughter mentioned a woman she knows who will put on her uniform today  for a school assembly...she's only in her early 30's.  Today my husband and his buddy Bruce are going to lunch and exchange "war stories"...apparently Texas Roadhouse is giving free lunches to vets today.  How will you remember?

4 comments:

pattipie said...

Awesome post! Thank you!

Lynn said...

That was such a sweet post!! Think the vetrans in your family for me.
Hugs,
Lynn

Creative Breathing said...

Shirley, When I click on your name to bring me to your blog, my eye always catches a moment on "Utah", and I sigh because of how beautiful I imagine this state to be. To then see this post of you and your husband and your tribute to Veterans Day makes the visit even more special.
Your ornaments for Cindy are absolutely delightful! When I see such fun things, boy do I ever miss crafting and blogging.
Happy Thanksgiving wishes to your family! Elizabeth

nancy said...

love the post. have a great day