Monday, May 31, 2010

Happy Memorial Day

Saying thanks to all those who have served, who are serving or who will serve our country...
THE LAND OF THE FREE
and
THE HOME OF THE BRAVEI know that this is not the best picture, but it is the only one I have of my dad in uniform. He served in the United States Army starting in 1967 (I think) and was stationed over in Vietnam for 13 months. He met my mom 3 weeks before being deployed....they didn't really know each other when he left, but wrote to each other the entire time they were apart. He came home in December 1968 and proposed to my mom 3 days later and were married in September 1969...they are still married almost 41 years later. He has never really talked about his time in the army, but I just wanted to say thank you Dad for all that you did do (& still do).
May you all have a blessed Memorial Day and never forget.

13 comments:

Foursons said...

What a sweet story of how your parents met and "dated." Tell him a big thanks from me for his sacrifices.

Alicia said...

Sounds like a perfect love story!!!!!!!

I'm so thankful for men like your father, who fought for our countries freedom!

Lisa said...

Thank you to your Dad from my family also....the picture has enough quality Stacey to see you resemble your Dad.

Debra Kaye said...

Ok, Stacey, I'm crying. My son has decided upon the Army and leaves in 8 days. Wow! Tell your Dad we say "thank you" for his great service to this country.

Love you, sweet friend. ((hugs))

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful tribute to your Dad. It made me cry when I read it. We love you very much.

Love, Mom

RaD said...

Awww... That's a great post! I don't have a picture of my grandpa, but he served in WW2.

And my kids will get trophies that take up space at their team parties which are in the near future:)

Julie said...

What a great post. I love the story too...AMAZING!

Bridget said...

What a neat story and a beautiful tribute!!!

~Laura said...

Great story and tribute.

He & Me + 3 said...

How neat...I didn't know that about your parents. Thank you to your Dad for serving our country.
Hugs,
Mimi

Jane Anne said...

I don't know which I like more- the story or the sweet comment from your mom! Beautiful Tribute!

Stacy said...

That is a very sweet story of your mom and dad!!!

We are very thankful to have men like him!

-stephanie- said...

Oh so sweet. I love stories like these. Hope you had a great weekend.