Tuesday, November 11, 2008

NaBloPoMo Day Eleven - Veteran's Day

Day Eleven.

I have a veteran in my home. My husband was a Navy Corpsman during the Vietnam era, and to this day, can vividly remember the atrocities he saw during that time. Please take a moment and remember those veterans who served by taking care of the wounded and dying. Theirs were sometimes the last faces our brave men and women saw in this life.No one knows the loss felt by the ones who served in the medical service of the military. They served our country by providing comfort to those who had been wounded in ways we can only imagine.And if you have never visited a National Cemetery, I urge you - just once - to go. It will be an overwhelming experience.Thank you, to all who have served this country. We owe you more than we could ever give.

10 comments:

richies said...

Veterans are unsung heroes. We don't seem to have the same respect for them as past generations. To all veterans, I say thank you.

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Bond said...

We honor the Veterans and Military of the USA and Canada today on THE COUCH

Excellent post today Tig...

Desert Songbird said...

I just don't understand how anyone could every forget that freedom comes with such a high cost.

Thank your husband from me for his service. Vietnam vets have a special place in my heart.

Real Live Lesbian said...

Beautiful post. We used to pass the National Cemetery every time we went to my Grandmother's house. The markers went on forever.

Happy Veterans Day! Tell your husband thank you for me.

minger said...

my little sister is on active duty in the army. i should send her something. my dad's a korea vet. (not korean).

well, here's to your hub.

wordsonwater said...

I sat and traced the names of all my dead friends on the VietNam memorial, including the 19 year old husband of my housemate. I still don't understand what they died for but I sure did respect their courage.

Kila said...

A big thank you to your husband!

Memphis Steve said...

I forgot to look for the name of the man I said I would find for your husband. I'm sorry about that. It's still in the back of my mind, though.

Tiggerlane said...

richies - and sadly, a large percentage of our country's homeless are veterans. We owe them so much.

bond - you had a wonderful tribute as well, dear...LOVE to sit a spell on the Couch.

desert songbird - very true...we should always remember their sacrifice.

real live lesbian - I will tell him - and I was amazed at how many markers there were...it was shocking!

minger - as you should...send her something special.

wordsonwater - I'm not sure what they died for, either...but at least we know they were patriots who loved this country. I hope we never again send them into harm's way unnecessarily.

kila - thank you!

memphis steve - I still have your email - I'll remind you.

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