Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veterans Day

Hooray for veterans!

Today is Veterans Day in the U.S.
The two handsome guys in the picture are my two grandfathers.
They were both World War II vets.
(Yes, I apparently liked snuggling in big leather chairs with my grandpas.
And look, we're reading a book together! They started me in on that obsession very young.)

Thank you, veterans!
Thank you for the sacrifice you've made -- and continue to make -- for our country and our freedom.

13 comments:

  1. Lovely post...Both of my Grandads were WWII veterans too, just in England not the US.

    I'm so thankful for our Veterans...

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  2. What great pictures and a wonderful way to honor our veterans.

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  3. Great pictures, Amy. Like you and Sharon, both of my grandpas were WWII veterans, too, one in the Navy and one in the Army.

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  4. we owe them a debt of gratitude

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  5. Yeah, today in Canada is remembrance day. At 11:00 a.m. in Ottawa,there are exactly 2 minutes of silence in respect of the veterans. In celebration, we read a couple on books on the topic, and read In Flanders Fields. BTW, cute pictures!! :)

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  6. Such wonderful pictures of your Grandpas! ;) We're all very thankful to our WWII veterans, they are all heroes.

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  7. the smallest child of yours (not counting the to-be-born) resembles the gal (you) on the left photo. :)

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  8. I love our vets! And I loved your pictures, too. Now I'm kicking myself for not posting a picture of my grandpa. :)

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  9. Happy Veteran's Day! What a fabulous post!

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  10. I love the pictures! And I'm thankful for our veterans, though I wish their sacrifice wasn't necessary. I understand that it is, but it's so hard on them and on their families.

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  11. Thanks for all the great comments, everyone! A debt of gratitude indeed. (On a sidenote, I just took a closer look at this picture and realized my grandpa on the right is reading me NEWSWEEK, not a book. LOL.)

    @Dora, yes, we just recently realized that resemblance. It took getting out the pictures, because I always thought she looked like my husband before.

    @Myrna, I totally agree. Very difficult. I can't even imagine the emotional pain of sending a loved one off to war. Ugh. Makes our freedom extremely precious!

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  12. Hey Amy- great post. MyGrandpa was in the Air Force in WWII. One of my favorite pics of him is standing next to a bullet riddled B-17 with a slingshot. I wonder the rising generation will understand what our freedom has cost when they know so few veterans. I have a cousin that served in the Airforce, but I don't know many other service menor women that are my age. Hope you're feeling okay!

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  13. I love the photos! Thanks for sharing this.

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