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November 11, 2008

Here's to our country's heroes ...

When we think of veterans we think mostly of elderly men and women sitting around animatedly sharing stories of wars long ago. Their eyes glazed over as they are momentarily transported back to a time when their vivid memories first evolved. They speak with a reverence of their fallen comrades and grin with laughter as they recall those who managed to rise above the terrors of war to provide a moment of laughter for others. They carry with them the legacy of America's greatest and most terrifying moments.

Today's veterans hold the same vivid memories, same battle scars and same pain of loss, but instead they are 18, 19, 20 years old, war weary, but proud of their duty to their country. Today's miitary Families are as strong as those who've gone before them, mindful of the legacy they carry with them. Years from not these heroes will be the silver-haired story-tellers lookig for someone to listen. I pray someone will be there to listen with an open heart and free of judgement.

Happy Veteran's Day!

Until our next cup of tea ...

6 Tea Party Guest:

lime said...

a heartfelt thanks to the men and women young and old who have served us honorably.

ancient one said...

Today we remember our veterans with Thankful Hearts that they were willing to serve for our freedom.

Alice said...

Such a lovely tribute to our service members, past and present.

stitcherw said...

There are so many out there that have served, and it is scary that they seem to be getting younger and younger too. So much for anyone to have to see and deal with. We owe them so much more that we can repay. Hopefully they will always find a willing, understanding, and appreciative ear when needed.
Sue

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Hmmm, so very true. I do hope that our young soldiers are getting the help that they need with overcoming battle fatigue. It has had different names over the years, but it's always been around. It's a lot to handle.

Thinking of you and George...

Shirl said...

Beautiful tribute to our service members. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment. I love your blog and your English Bulldog is adorable. My dog is Newfoundland, she's a Landseer, not as common as the black Newfs. Sounds like your Mom is a dog lover too! It was so nice to meet you and I'll be back again.
Blessings, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage