Monday, November 10, 2008

Fun Monday - Veteran's Edition

Jan is our hostess this week, and her assignment takes into account Veteran's Day tomorrow.

Since Next Tuesday is Veterans Day, I thought it would be nice to salute our Veterans and show our appreciation. Photo requirement of something patriotic.
I am truly grateful for our all of our Veterans, but the citizen soldiers of the National Guard rank a little higher in my heart. I personally see the dedication that these soldiers bring to the Guard. They put in long hours when most people are off having fun. They sacrifice their jobs, their families, their hobbies to serve. They are frequently given old equipment and supplies, since they only use them once a month. Training for real world situations wasn't always available before deployments became the norm. They are looked down upon by many of their counterparts in the full time Army. To me though, they are the true heros.

8 comments:

Alison said...

thank you for this tribute...I think they are the forgotten sometimes too.

Janis said...

You are so right, lets not forget them. They are just as important. Thanks for sharing and God Bless

Janis said...

I forgot to tell you to thank your husband for his brave service and thank you for standing by him. I pray for his safe return.

IamwhoIam said...

They are part of our national defence and are called to service more and sometime in very difficult siduations so give you Man a HUG and Say THANKS for us when you see him again.

KarmynR said...

AMEN -

I think we forget how much they do sacrifice...above and beyond.

grace said...

Interesting! I think they are deployed more than the Army Reserves. I actually wanted to sign up for the National Guard but ended up in the reserves. thanks for your post

grace said...

Thank you for the sacrifices you have made, I personally think that the family make more sacrifices in a way and for that, I thank you so much, God bless you and I pray that you have a good time together

Sayre said...

The National Guard is ALWAYS there when we need them. If they're not deployed as part of the war, they're helping out with recovery from natural disasters. We couldn't get by without them.