This newly constructed memorial is dedicated to those who served our country in the armed forces. The floor of this memorial is lined with brick pavers honoring the men and women from my small town who answered the call to serve and protect our freedoms. I took this photo, last night, on the eve of Veterans Day.
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. ~John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Today, in America, we say “thank you” to our veterans for having served in our armed forces and we pray for the repose of the souls of those have served and have passed away.
I would especially like to say thank you to my dear, dear friend, Gillian, who served in the United States Air Force as an MP in the early to mid-1990s. (Gillian and I were college roommates and her parents opened their home to me when I first relocated to Kansas City. We have been close friends since the day we met in 1989. ) Gillian and both of her siblings all chose to enter the armed forces…three different branches. Her brother and sister are still actively serving in the United States Navy and United States Coast Guard. Thank you Mr. & Mrs. H. for raising such honorable and brave children who served, or are serving, our Country with pride.
If you feel so inclined, hop on over to ,The Middle Lands, Gillian’s blog and leave her a message of thanks. It is a beautiful blog dedicated to her love of nature, the arts, and her family that is indicative of the beautiful person she is.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes! ~Maya Angelou Thank you, Gillian!!!