Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Thank you Vets!




Today I went to the
Natio
nal Veterens Day Celebration at Arlington Nation Cemetary. It was a really nice day, with parts of it spent wiping my eyes. The Military Chaplains Association was the host this year, my husband, a member of the MCA, helped out some and it was nice to see old friends, but the real reason to go is to acknowledge the service of our vets, their sacrifices, and those of there families too. I sat behind three ladies who were in the Gold Star Wives Association, and next to a Gold Star Parents member. For those of you who are not familiar with these organizations, they are the wives and parents of our fallen heroes. A mighty sacrifice. The Vice President was there, since President Bush was up in New York on Intrepid. His was a good speech, one that was non-political. I wonder if we will even have a national ceremony next year. Guess we will have to wait and see. I am proud of my service and my husband's, and now my son's as well. God bless America.

2 comments:

Kim said...

It must have been a pretty emotional day for you. I hope you do have a national ceremony next year, it's good to remember those who give of themselves, so that we can continue our 'free' lives. I hope your son will be safe, you must be very proud but also a little worried too.

Kim x

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

My husband and I are both from military families with parents at Arlington Cemetery. Very soon we will bid farewell to our son's childhood friend (two doors down), at the tender age of twenty. He will be leaving for Iraq by the end of this year. It will not be easy to say auf weidersehen.......