Sunday, November 10, 2013

Military Monday - Happy Veterans Day!

(This is a repost from previous years to thank those that have served in the military and to remember those veterans in my family as well.)

I want to take a moment to say thank you to everyone who has served honorably in our Armed Forces.  Without our service members past and present our country would not be where it is today. We would not have gained our independence, we would not have unified a divided country, we would not have stopped the atrocities of 2 World Wars, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. There are many conflicts not mentioned which do not make light of the sacrifices that servicemen and women made in them. Sometimes the sacrifice was in time away from family and long hours. At times it was witnessing the horrors of those wars or even succumbing valiantly to them.

Not everyone serves their country as a Veteran does and not everyone can or should. You are unique, respected and given a burden that many would not be able to bear. Whether you served many months or many years in our Armed Forces makes no difference. You served. Thank you!

I'd like to now pay tribute to my family members who have served (I hope I didn't miss any!).



  1. Oh please don't stop blogging and sharing your genealogy. I love your blog and miss reading new posts.

  2. Cheryl,
    Hope to see you continue this family log. Genealogy is on going and the puzzle pieces need to be places. Miss reading what you had to share.

    1. Betty, I've been terrible at updating my blog since moving. Lots of various challenges cropping up, but I'm hoping to get back on it again. I have a few more things to take care of, but I feel the time (and motivation) returning :)