Thursday, November 11, 2010

Honoring Veterans



These are the two heroes in my life - my husband and my father. My father is a D-Day survivor. He landed on Omaha Beach with the 29th Division (the one portrayed in the movie "Saving Private Ryan") and spent the rest of the war fighting in Europe. My husband and I were privileged to attend the 55th Anniversary celebration of D-Day in France with my Mom and Dad. It was an unforgettable experience. The people of the little villages they liberated honor the veterans as the heroes they are. They cannot do enough for them to show their gratitude.

My husband served in the Army in Vietnam. It was a different time and a vastly different war, but he went with the same attitude and commitment that my Dad did. They both wanted to serve and protect the country they love.

They, and all those who have served and are serving, have my deepest respect and gratitude.

Blessings,
Linda

linking this repost from the archives to Emily's imperfect prose.

11 comments:

grammy said...

What great men and heros. Tell your husband I said thank You (o:
My Dad was in Pearl Harbor and lived through it (o:

deb said...

wonderful tribute to your heroes, they are all of our heroes.

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

The commitment service members have is truly amazing. Beautiful post Linda. A special 'THANK YOU' to your husband!

Heather said...

Heroes of the highest sort... so glad we get to honor them today! They deserve that and SO much more~

Nancy said...

Stood on Omaha Beach just last summer--such a humbling place. It seemed so odd that such a peaceful, quiet setting could have been the scene of such incredible violence. My uncle dropped paratroopers ahead of the invasion. Wish I had known to collect his stories while he was still alive. Thank you for paying tribute to your family members who served.

(Oh, and I made the same Amish doll and quilt for my niece when she was born!)

S. Etole said...

yes ... please thank them for me as well ... and you, for your remembrance

Nancy said...

Thank you to both of them for their service to our country. The USA is stronger and a better place for their sacrifice. I'm thankful for all of the men and women, that have, and still are, weaving the blanket of FREEDOM for me. Blessings to you my friend for sharing your hero's with us.

B. Meandering said...

Wonderful tribute. That must have been amazing to be at that celebration in France with your parents! I had always hoped to travel back there with Dad to the beach he landed on. But I got him to the WWII memorial the last year of his life, so feel blessed for that.
It's so important to remember all the sacrifices in all the wars.

Laura said...

I honor these two heroes also, Linda. So grateful for their dedication and bravery. I am praying gratitude for all our service men and women tonight.

And how handsome does your man look in his uniform!

emily wierenga said...

linda, it means so much to see the photos. to see the determination and servitude in their faces. such handsome men, these. you must be so proud, dear friend. sending all my heart to you today... (hoping you are well...) e.

Loni said...

Thank you to also to the two men in your life that helped protect me and my family. My daddy was in WWII as well. Thank you for sharing!

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