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Veteran's Day...

This day gives us a lot to think about, much to contemplate, and much to be grateful for.

My husband, kateslover , heard from the son of an old friend via his proud father, and posted on his journal about it.

I just heard from another dear friend, Angela Burnley, whose sons have made her proud and grateful in much the same way--and yes, of course, scared her half to death. What mother wouldn't be? We keep them in our prayers, always...

I come from a family that included men and women willing to defend their country and their families in the darkest of days. I married a retired Navy man who was prepared to serve in whatever way he could, as well, and still takes his oath very, very seriously.

So now, as I said some months back, I take whatever opportunity I can to thank those who are willing to put themselves between us and danger, be they in the Armed Service, or firemen, or police....

I'm grateful.

And I just want to thank the men and women out there who are willing to defend us against danger, whatever form it may take.

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amen, and amen. our family goes back to the scots and the bruce on hubby's side. hubby's dad chased pancho villa in mexico, then spent wwi in the trenches in france, where he was gassed. my dad, wwii, on the south pacific. bro-in law, wwii, sis in law, wwii. other bros in law, korean. hubby, cold war. nephews, friends, in vietnam, and lost some of them: step daughter/& niece, gulf war. right now, have nephews in the service, scattered around the world.

they are a pretty amazing bunch. we are honored to have them in the family, and i appreciate those who put themselves in the place of danger on a daily basis. therein lies what may be the last noble effort of our time: defense of those one doesn't know, at the possible price of one's life, for a cause which is bigger than anyone really comprehends.


thank you, from the bottom of my civilian heart.
"therein lies what may be the last noble effort of our time: defense of those one doesn't know, at the possible price of one's life, for a cause which is bigger than anyone really comprehends."

That really says it, doesn't it? And against great odds...
By the way, sweet thing, I should have mentioned doctors and nurses...I hold you in truly high regard.