Monday, May 25, 2009

Happy Memorial Day!

I just want to give a shout out to all those that have served or are serving to keep God's country free. I work at a school right outside of an air force base so half of my kindergarten students this past year were military kids. I see it, but I can't imagine the life they lead. You have to be an extraordinarily strong person to be in a military heart goes out to these men & women on this day of honor. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers today and everyday.

Above is a picture of my parents with Brendan & Colin. My dad is a veteran and I can remember writing an essay about my hero; I wrote it about my dad. He served in the United States Army and served in Vietnam before marrying my mom. They were dating when he was drafted and for 13 months kept in connect with letters. He came home on December 5 and proposed to my mom on December 8 and they were married 9 months later in September of 1969. Almost 40 years later and they are still happily married. He doesn't really talk about what happened over there, but I know he remembers; he has friends on the Vietnam Wall in D.C. After all these years, he still has his uniform.

Thanks Dad for serving this country, The United States of America, ONE nation under GOD.

Wishing you and your family a safe and fun filled Memorial Day.


E @ Scottsville said...

My husband, father and grandfather all served in branches of our US Military. My granfather was in WW2, my father in Vietnam, and my husband never had to go to battle. All are still living, Praise God!

Happy Memorial Day!

Following Him said...

SO grandfathers, uncles, and cousins all serve(d) in the branches of military too! Happy Memorial Day!

He And Me + 3 said...

THat was awesome! Tell your Father Thank you from me! This post gave me goose bumps.
Have a great Memorial Day my friend!

Anonymous said...

What a great story. Thank you for sharing.

Stacy said...

I don't know how they do it either but I am so thankful that they do!

Happy Memorial Day!

E @ Scottsville said...

Yes, it really was an awesome trip despite all the little 'things' that went 'wrong'. Those are the things that will imbed it in our memories and we will laugh about for the rest of our lives...

"Remember that time when we almost go the felony for that buoy?"


Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

Oh Happy Memorial Day!!!
Thanks to your Dad!!!
Big time!

Hope you have a great day yourself!

Five Moms & A Blog said...

Happy Memorial Day to you, too!

From ALL FIVE MOMS!!! =0)

{{but especially ME cuz I'll soon be your favorite!}}

{{{Okay, no I won't cuz I know you're an IRL friend to MiMi, but still!}}}


Alicia said...

You look so much like your mom, Stacey!! That is a great pictuer of them!!

Wow, they got married a month after I was born! LOL

Under the Florida Sun said...

What a great post!!
Have a wonderful Memorial Day!

Stephanie said...

both of my parents and grandparents also served. Thank your Dad for me for what he's done for our country!

Lisa said...

That is a beautiful tribute to your dad. It is very sad that the statistic of people knowing why we celebrate Memorial Day is 30%.
Tell your Dad he is greatly appreciated.

Leigh said...

Your parents are such sweet people, what a sweet story to share about them!

I love our Vets....and also those men and women that serve our Vets!