Nana Diana Takes A Break

Nana Diana Takes A Break

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

THANK YOU To ALL Our Veterans!! We Can Never Really Repay You!

I am ashamed that I don't

always think about what the cost

is for my freedom.

I don't always think about

the person that laid

down their life so that

I can enjoy the freedoms

this country allows.

I don't always think about

the day-to-day struggles that

some of our veterans must deal with...

the physical, emotional, spiritual end

of it.

I do think about my Father,

a vet of WWI (yes-WWI)-

He was a young man in the service and 

a man of many years when I was born (53).

His gas mask was in our attic.

He never talked about WWI

but I have 1/2 of the letters he

wrote home to his family.

My dear brother had the other half.

I do think about my Uncle Samuel,

that fought in the Korean War~

but I don't ever remember him

mentioning it.

I do think about my foster brother, Gene,

that was part of the Vietnam war years...

the war that wasn't a war,

or so they say.

I do think about my nephew, Scott,

that suffered permanent damage

when he was fired on as

he guarded one of

Sadam's palaces.

And, I do think about a man

that has a blog..

A man that I met in my blog travels...

you know when you hit that

Next Blog button on the top..

This is a man that gave it all

for his country...

and is now but a shadow

of his former self, on the outside..

Inside- he is a fighter of the

greatest magnitude.

I have a soft spot for
Kurt The Krippled Warrior.

He lives a hard life but asks

for no pity or sympathy.

Today, I hope  to

raise a salute to every man or woman

that fights for all of us.

God Bless Our Veterans

and those that are serving

our country today.

Without you- we have no hope.

Have a wonderful Tuesday

and if you out and about and see

a service person shake his or her hand

and tell them 

Thank You For Your Service.

You'll be glad you did.
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  1. Thank you, Diana. You said it better than anyone I know could have. Hugs, Linda@Wetcreek Blog

  2. Diana, This is a good tribute to our vets. I used to always thank the men at work, if they got to talking about their service. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  3. Diana, this was a great post. I am so guilty of taking things for granted and neglecting to appreciate the sacrifices of others.
    I'm so glad I stopped by
    Love your blog.
    Take care

  4. Beautiful post.

    I try to shake the hand of people in uniform, and thank them for their Service.

    Yes, I too forget though... Too much.


  5. I salute our amazing soldiers - they have given us so much!. Thank you for this post, my dear Diana.

    Love and hugs to you!

  6. Your words brought tears this morning...well said, Diana.

  7. H was in the Air Force during the Vietnam is our wedding anniversary.....47 years !

  8. Thank you, Diana. We all should be remembering the veterans who have gone before and those still with us - especially the 'wounded warriors.'

  9. This is a wonderful tribute.We really need more than one day to honor these men and women, and need to do much better by them when they return.

  10. Beautiful post. I go with my husband to some of his meetings at the Vet Center. I see the veterans aging and dealing with their scars, those you can see and the ones you can't see. What would we do without our men and women who are willing to answer our nation's call.

  11. Beautifully said, Diana! We can't begin to imagine what all of the veterans have suffered and still are today.
    And when I think of the sacrifice that there wives and children give for them to serve....Well, they deserve
    our thanks as well.

  12. Lovely words and rememberence to our brave men who keep us free Diana. My Dad and John's Dad served in WW11 my cousin served and loss his life in Viet Nam. Everyday I pray for peace as I walk by both Dads honor flags displayed in their flag cases.

  13. Great post, sweetie. Thank you for writing it and keeping them fresh in our hearts and minds today.

  14. Bless you for this post, Diana! I join you in saying "thank you" to our veterans--to whom we owe so much!!

  15. A beautiful post, dear one.
    Come by and have a biscuit and CHOCOLATE gravy with me in a minute.

  16. I'd like to visit him but can't see a link....

  17. Well said Diana!! I think we all forget how our freedom was won.

  18. Very well said. I think of our military every day in my prayers for my nephews who are serving now. Thanks to all of our heroes like your Dad and mine and Kurt. Blessings to them and their families.

  19. What a great post! Yes, thank you to all our veterans!

  20. Woderful post beutifully thought out and written. Thank you so much for the reminder of the price paid for our freedom.
    Hope you are haviong a great day!
    XO Barbara

  21. Your post is very heart-felt, Diana...and a beautiful tribute to ALL the soldiers that have fought for our freedoms.

  22. Hi Diana, I too salute and thank those who gave their all to protect our freedom. I had an uncle that served in the front lines of WW2 and came back a destroyed man. I always thank guys we know who've served too. It is cold and snowy here today-I'm not ready for it.
    Blessings and hugs,

  23. Hi Diana, Your post is heart touching and a beautiful tribute to the many men and women who sacrificed so much to keep us free and continue to each day. Thank you for sharing this wonderful post!!.
    Blessings and Hugs

  24. Diana, For too many reasons to mention here, I thank you for your post. Well said.

  25. Great post...very well said!! So much to be grateful for...

  26. Very well said, Diana. Wow, I didn't realize that your dad was a WWI veteran. Those letters of his are a real treasure.

  27. wonderful post. you said it well for all of us.

  28. A perfect post that gave me chills to read, and got me all choked up. Thank you, Diana.

  29. A beautiful and heartfelt post. May God bless America.

  30. Well said Diana!...Without these brave men and women we would not be able to enjoy our freedoms and blessings of a most wonderful country...

  31. A lovely tribute, Diana. It is interesting to learn that your dad was a World War 1 veteran.

  32. A beautiful tribute for all our men and women in the service. Thank you so much Diana for this lovely post.

  33. Beautiful post, Diana. Freedom isn't free and some such as your nephew gave so much and I'll have to look for Kurt's blog.

  34. Beautiful, Diana. I think about my father who was a POW in WWII Germany. He would never speak of it, but I now know he suffered from PTSD when he returned. It was something they didn't know about or understand in those days. We must always remember to take care of our vets when they return. xo Laura

  35. Wonderful tribute. Diana..We have a lot to be thankful for..

  36. So well said, Diana! My Dad was in WWII too. He left Georgia Tech to go into the Air Force. He ate three dozen bananas trying to help him gain weight on the way to weigh in. He had been told he was too thin. The bananas worked. He flew 37 missions- two on D-Day. Thank you for this heart-felt reminder about honoring our veterans! We live in such a magnificent country because of their sacrifices!

  37. Amen! Thank you for sharing. God Bless our HEROES!


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