Monday, November 12, 2007

If You Can Read This, Thank A Vet

The veteran's in my life include:

- My husband, who retired after serving 21+ years in the Air Force.

- My great uncle, who gave his life on the beaches of Normandy

- My father, who served in the Army

-My brother, who served in the Coast Guard

-My father-in-law, who served in the Navy

- Numerous friends and husbands of friends in the Army and Air Force, several of whom are currently in theater.

Who are the vets in your life? When's the last time you thanked them for their years of service? They deserve our gratitude and for those still serving, they deserve our prayers.


  1. Oh, yeah. Great post!

    Hmmm. Both brothers: one in Coast Guard and one in Air Force.

    My dad: Army.

    My f-i-l: Army.

  2. Thanks for the reminder! :)

    My husband and late grandfather. Air Force and Navy.

  3. Thanks for the post, Kristen.

    My veterans are:

    My wonderful husband (Army)
    My father (USAF - during both Korea and Vietnam)
    Both brothers (USAF)

    Thank you to all veterans for working to keep this country free.

  4. Awesome post!
    My husband: USAF ret.
    My Brother: USAF
    My Father: National Guard
    My Grandfather: US Army
    My Father-in-law: US Marines
    My sister-in-law: US Navy
    My brother-in-law: US Navy
    And even me: USAF

  5. My grandfather was a vet, and my biological father served hard time in Nam. DH is prior service, but he served way before the war broke out. I was in the military too, believe it or not. ;-)

  6. I try to thank a soldier or former soldier every chance I get.

  7. My Grandfather was a POW. Nasty stuff. He'd probably come back from the dead and strangle me if he knew my boys speak Japanese.
    And thanks to all the MPs who did the heavy bodyguard thing and kept us safe when my band played for the airforce and army bases. We were all girls and the recruits we played for were drinking. 'Nuff said.