November 11, 2009

LEST WE FORGET

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." - John F. Kennedy


Friends,

Today in America, as we all should know, is Veterans Day, a very special day to honor all the veterans that have served this county and are now serving to keep us free. It was a special day for Mommy's Godfather, Uncle Bennie, and has always been for Mommy too. Each year she would go with him to the cemetery on Veterans day, to pay their respects. This post is dedicated to him.

Every year at the hospital where Mommy works they have a celebration with a special mass and the staff can bring pictures, medal and memorabilia to share. Mommy took his picture from WW II from when he served in England for four years. Mommy has been donating to American Disabled Veterans in his memory since forever and it is a wonderful way to help our veterans know we well never forget them. Please consider a donation in honor of a loved one.

"The willingness of America's veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude."- Jeff Miller


We also want to honor the canine veterans, that helped our soldiers. They should not be forgotten.



This speech says it all.

We have a sacred trust with those who wear the uniform of the United States of America. From the Minutemen who stood watch over Lexington and Concord to the service members who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, American veterans deserve our deepest appreciation and respect. Our Nation's servicemen and women are our best and brightest, enlisting in times of peace and war, serving with honor under the most difficult circumstances, and making sacrifices that many of us cannot begin to imagine. Today, we reflect upon the invaluable contributions of our country's veterans and reaffirm our commitment to provide them and their families with the essential support they were promised and have earned.


Caring for our veterans is more than a way of thanking them for their service. It is an obligation to our fellow citizens who have risked their lives to defend our freedom. This selflessness binds our fates with theirs, and recognizing those who were willing to give their last full measure of devotion for us is a debt of honor for every American.

We also pay tribute to all who have worn the uniform and continue to serve their country as civilians. Many veterans act as coaches, teachers, and mentors in their communities, selflessly volunteering their time and expertise. They visit schools to tell our Nation's students of their experiences and help counsel our troops returning from the theater of war. These men and women possess an unwavering belief in the idea of America: no matter where you come from, what you look like, or who your parents are, this is a place where anything is possible. Our veterans continue to stand up for those timeless American ideals of liberty, self-determination, and equal opportunity.

On Veterans Day, we honor the heroes we have lost, and we rededicate ourselves to the next generation of veterans by supporting our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen as they return home from duty. Our grateful Nation must keep our solemn promises to these brave men and women and their families. They have given their unwavering devotion to the American people, and we must keep our covenant with them.
With


God Bless, all veterans!!!

Mona and Mommy too.

9 comments:

Rambo said...

Happy Veteran's Day to humans and dawgs.
oxox
Rambo

The OP Pack said...

Happy Veterans Day to all and we say thank you to all our military, human and canine alike.

woos, the OP Pack

Peanut said...

Who made that speech it is lovely. We are forever grateful to all veterans.

Teddy said...

What a great speech! Thanks for sharing, and Happy Veterans Day!

Frankie Furter said...

Super post. Love those selfless vets.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Great post. And you remembered the canine vets too.

Huskee and Hershey said...

Happy Veteran's Day to humans and doggies!! **salutes**

Mack said...

Absolutely. Our veterans deserve all our gratitude!

PS: Mom says she is ready to take us to the Pearland park whenever the weather can behave. Are you guys in the mood!?!

Anne-Kathrine said...

Awesome post!