Monday, November 11, 2013

Happy Veteran's Day {2013 edition}

Veteran's Day is the Holiday where we take time to thank and remember all of those brave men and women who have served our country, past and present. If you ask me, this should be every day, but today is the official federal holiday observance.

I personally have several veteran's in my life. My granddaddy (God rest his soul) and my great uncle (his twin brother) both served in the Navy. My papa served in the Army. I have another uncle who served in the Navy. My daughter's dad also served in the Navy. At one point in my life, I was an army wife. My brother is currently serving in the Army, and I have a couple of cousins who are currently serving in the Navy. I could go on and on but you get the point.

this picture gets me every time.

Through the feel of war they brave this day
How proud they stand, their unselfish way
Our soldiers bear what we cannot see
They assure our right to live life free
Each trained will face an unknown fate
Our support they need, don’t hesitate
Just imagine how this land would be
Without their courage - catastrophe
All the liberties we have grown to know
Would not exist, this life would go
Find a thankfulness within your mind
Speak gratitude for our bravest kind
Have the willingness to show you care
For fallen heroes, hold back no tear
Reach out to God with his guiding light
For our troops do pray, both day and night
America raise your flags to wave
For we truly are 'home of the brave'
- Roger J. Robicheau ©2003