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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veteran's Day

In honor of those serving our country I say thank you.

It is by their choice,
their dedication,
their loyalty,
and their bravery,
that we remain free.

I am extremely thankful to my grandfather, J's grandfather and J's father. They, along with others made this nation a place many want to live. Our grandfathers fought to protect that. Many still do to this day.

My grandfather fought in WWII. J's grandfather fought in Korea and Vietnam. J's father was in the Navy (and I apologize for not remembering where he was stationed). They are living legends and J and I are blessed by each one.

Iwo Jima photograph by Joe Rosenthal - Source.

"We often take for granted the very things
that most deserve our gratitude."
- Cynthia Ozick

"This nation will remain the land of the free
only so long as it is the home of the brave."
- Elmer Davis

Iwo Jima (WWII) Memorial in Washington D.C. - Source.

The memorial inscription reads,
"Uncommon Valor was a Common Virtue."

"In war, there are no unwounded soldiers."
- José Narosky

"Lord, bid war's trumpet cease;
Fold the whole earth in peace."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

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