Veterans Day.

[Tomb of the Unknown Soldier image via here]

Last Friday Easton participated in a Veterans Day assembly at his elementary school. Because he is a Cub Scout, he was asked to assist in the Color Guard ceremony. He was in charge of the microphone duties...you know, "color guard advance, etc" and he did a fabulous job. I could tell he was timid, but he pushed through and made his momma proud. I was impressed with the program his school put together and so grateful I attended. It was heartwarming hearing the Veteran's speak directly to the school children, telling them all of the sacrifices they made were for them. I have to admit, I shed some tears.

I wish I could personally thank every man and woman who has honorably served our country. I wish I could tell them how thankful I am for their service. I wish I could embrace their families and look them in the eyes and thank them for their sacrifices. I am an American and all of the freedoms and liberties I enjoy are gifts from our brave service men and women. Our flag is flying this morning. Is yours?


9 comments:

  1. The memories that Easton will have from participating in this experience are priceless.

    I am so thankful for the sacrifice that the service men and women of our great country have given to keep us free.

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  2. I too am thankful for my freedom made possible by those who have had the courage to fight for it.

    That picture is AMAZING!

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  3. LOVE that picture, I can't even think of the right word to describe it.
    I was just having a conversation last night with Starlie about how we don't know how these amazingly brave people do what they do for us, and how grateful we were to them. Fitting conversation for the night before Veteran's Day.

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  4. Sounds like it was a great experience for Easton. Thanks for the great reminder on this Special Holiday.

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  5. That is a great picture, and a great post reminding us of what a blessing it is to live in this country.

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  6. That is a great picture, and a great post reminding us of what a blessing it is to live in this country.

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  7. Nice post! My flag flys every single day and it will until every Marine, soldier, airmen and seamen come home......

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  8. That sounds like a neat experience for Easton. That's great that they had the scouts get involved. Today is such a solemn day in so many ways. Thanks for sharing that great picture with this post.

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  9. What a great experience for Easton. That's something he'll always remember.

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