Veterans Day — 2015

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I honor you, Veterans of the United States of America.

I am a proud wife and daughter of military veterans.

On this day, I stand tall in honor of these two men and all the other veterans of today and the yesterdays.

It also makes me sad
for all those who have lost their lives due to war.
I honor the veterans who return with physical, mental, and emotional wounds.  I am so very sorry.
I pray for you and your families.
I honor the families who serve alongside of their husband, wife, son, daughter, mother, father, grandchildren…for you are serving this country as well.
Thank you to each and every one of you.
 IMG_1434My husband is an Army combat veteran, 101st Airborne Division/Co. B 3/506, served in Vietnam, 1968-69.
You were a soldier once…and young, as were (and are) so many others.
I am so proud of you, Kenneth.  I respect you and love you.
I did not know you back then, but am so glad and grateful I do now.

Thank you for marrying me and loving me so.


Scan 7My father was a Navy doctor, a “lifer.”  He loved his Navy. 
He served in WWII in the Pacific
and then went on to be a part of the post-war Manhattan Project
(Bikini, Eniwetok Islands)
where radiation exposure eventually took his life by Pancreatic Cancer.
He practiced medicine in the Navy for 20 years until he died at age 46. 
My Daddy died when I was 12. 
He and my mother are buried in Arlington National Cemetery. 
My sisters and I are honored. 
You loved us so, Daddy.  I still miss you and love you. 
Mama, I miss you too.

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Freedom is
never FREE.

By His will we have been made holy through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.  Hebrew 10:10

Jesus paid the ultimate price for our/my freedom.  You offered Your Son as the Sacrifice to redeem Your children to You.  I am and will be grateful forever, Abba Father.  May I live as You have called me to live, Father God.  Thank You for these men and women who have served and are currently serving this country. I pray that we do not forget them but honor them in this life for the honor with which most have served. I lift up those today who came back from war with scars on or in their bodies, minds, and souls. Protect and heal them, Father. I pray for the families of those fallen soldiers, the families of those who are yet in Iraq and Afghanistan and in other areas of this world which place them in harm’s way. I lift up our Coast Guard who are risking their lives to interdict the drug cartels coming out of Mexico. Oh, Father, there are so many concerns and I pray on my knees before You. Thank You for hearing my cries, seeing my tears.   May we each turn to You and know that You are God and Father of all.  Amen.


Have you ever heard about Wreaths Across America? or Worcester Wreath Company in Maine? This company has been honoring our fallen soldiers by placing wreaths upon the graves since 1992. It began small and has grown to almost every Veterans Cemetery in the USA. Check out their story: Remember
Saturday, December 12, 2015 National Wreaths Across America Day –

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Flags photo:

Arlington National Cemetery in the Fall:

The others are my own photos.

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