Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happy Veteran's Day

I am so honored today to celebrate Veteran's Day and give thanks to the men and women who give us the wonderful freedoms that we enjoy in this country.  I am so very blessed, and I know that many of these blessings and privileges are thanks to the sacrifice of so many brave people before me.  The older I get, the more I realize the magnitude of the sacrifice that so many people make for our country.  These men and women believe in and love our country enough to lay down their lives for it and for us.  What an incredible gift and sacrifice, one that no blog or words could adequately address.  Today, and always, I want to recognize and give thanks to these people who have made our freedoms possible.  A special shout out to the people in my family who have and continue to make this sacrifice and serve our country: my Uncle Dave who served in the airforce, my cousin Jonathon who is currently serving in the airforce, my Grandpa Wylie who served in the marines during World War II, and my sweet Granpa Niebes who served in the marines during World War II and the airforce after World War II and who is also shown above enjoying an ice cold Heineken at cousin's wedding.  Have you ever seen a cooler, cuter grandpa?

It is my hope that today, all of our veterans, old and young, man and woman, know how much they have changed the course of our country.  It is my hope that they know how grateful I and many Americans are for their service.  It is my hope that anyone who reads this blog today will take a second to recognize the service of so many brave men and women and give thanks for the impact they have made on our lives.

1 comment:

Carrie said...

Well said. Thank god for our vetrans!

Your grandpa is a very cute grandpa!