A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.
Proverbs 25:11

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Thank you--to yours and mine who have served

This is the grave of my younger brother. We went out last Memorial Day
and visited the National Cemetary. He did not die in war, but was a
veteran with the priviledge of being buried in a National Cemetary.

A very sobering place to be

Thank you to those in my family who have served:
Jim
Matt
Josh
Tim
Billy
Vince
Jamie
Gabe
Ken
John T.
Thank you to those of you serving and the families.


18 comments:

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Amen and amen! We have so much to be thankful for because of those who served!

Saija said...

a fitting tribute indeed ...
and tho' the years have passed, i am so sorry for your loss ...

Dianne said...

Thank you to your tribute to our military men and especially to those who have lost their lives. I'm so sorry that you have lost a brother to this war but I am thankful for young men like him who are so willing to sacrifice their lives that we can have the freedom that we do in this country!

Cathy said...

Oh, Deby, that is sad about your brother. And you have so many in your family who have served our country. I am very thankful for them all.

Mary Isabella said...

A big debit of gratitude and respect is owed to you and your very special family....Blessings...Mary

Pam said...

A heart rendering post Deby. I loved the personal touch with the list of family members. Thanks to all!

Tori said...

What a nice tribute. You are blessed to have so many of these heroes in your family. Happy Memorial Day!

Candy- A Pretty Home said...

Happy Memorial Day from CANADA!!!!
(we had our victoria day weekend last weekend)
HUgs!
candy

Honest to Ya~Ya said...

Thanks to your family members and to each and everyone that helps our country to stay free!

Have a wonderful day!♥

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Dear Deby, we owe all those you listed so very much. I, too, have a long list who have served in the Military. On this day, I love to remember ALL that each of them have done for our Country and for me individually.

I just heard our President say a short time ago, "This country is man's last best best hope." I do believe that and without those who have and will and are serving in our Military our great freedoms would not be possible. My Thanks go out to all and their families. connie from Texas

Lisa's Blessed A Latte said...

Aw....this is so Sweet. Thank You for such a Wonderful Post sister.

Mimi said...

and thank you for posting their names so we can pay tribute to them also...we owe all of them a debt of gratitude...

~~ said...

Oh How true... we owe our soilders so very much and I am personally so thankful for them.

Patricia

Happymama said...

Bittersweet and Beautiful.

~Kristi

Sharon said...

What lovely pictures. What a great sacrifice our soldiers have given for our country. I am very thankful.

God bless you!

Sharon

HOPE said...

I also love that you posted names of those who should be honored!

Praise the LORD for our military willing to go...for us.

My heart can certainly appreciate this day as there are many military veterans in my family and my yougest serving at this present time in Iraq.

Thank you deby for this special post of HONOR.

GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS!

I am truly blessed said...

Love the post...especially the part that says "Josh". Of course!! That cemetery is amazing...I have been there before....humbling experience...that is for sure.

Donna said...

It is a debt we owe that can never be repaid. It reminds me of the verse in John 15:13 "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."