In Appreciation…

 They’re reading the names on The Wall,  today….one by one, remembering, on this Veterans Day. 

As each name is said, that life is saluted for his or her service to our country…but more importantly, hearing that name, brings back that life, even for just a few seconds. Sons, daughters, husbands and wives, a mom, a dad. 

Ceremonies all over this country today to honor our service men and women who put our country first. 

Veterans…they come in all shapes and sizes…hero’s, everyone of them.

Thank you.



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Maureen (Mo) November 12, 2012 at 8:29 pm

Yesterday, quite by chance on Twitter, I learned from someone who read the poem I wrote and posted for my late father that her own father had been in my father’s group, the Merrill’s Marauders. Stunning to learn, first because so few of the men returned and second because so few of the men who did remain alive.


Al November 12, 2012 at 6:42 pm

I’m watching again ‘Band of Brothers”. A true testament to the American spirit and sacrifice when needed at a critical time in our country and the world. I salute them. I also salute and remember those from Korea, Vietnam and Iraq and Afganistan. Always the young men and women rise up to the call of their country. We should always remember them and honor them. Sad to see that certain segments of our society take any and all opportunities to denigrate them while they are serving and especially when they return. Others do everything possible to help them return to their lives especially those who have been wounded, lost limbs and suffered brain injuries. A salute to the Lt. Dan Band and Gary Sinese…a tireless worker for the troops.


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