Happy Veterans Day & Happy Remembrance Day…
I’m sharing GP’s post because today is a special day and he wrote up a wonderful tribute – a day when I remember my father who lived to be 2 months shy of 98 years old, and I think of my father-in-law who is still with us at the young age of 99 1/2 years old! These two wonderful men served in World War II.
GP’s words: On November 11th, we pause to reflect on the history of this great Nation and honor all those who fought to defend it. Originally titled “Armistice Day” and intended to celebrate the end of World War I, “the war to end all wars,” Veterans Day allows us to give thanks to veterans past and present, men and women from all walks of life and all ethnicities, who stood up and said, “Send me.” We recognize your sacrifices, your sense of duty and your love for this country.
And…For many other countries who remain free thanks to their veterans, this day is called Remembrance Day. I thank you!!
Please visit GP’s blog post at his site, Pacific Paratrooper, for more touching words, profound messages, and even a little humor. And I join GP in thanking all those who have served for our country’s freedom and for those who currently serve.
This is an old photo of my dad and husband, and Dad was 92; he was grieving the passing of “His Gal” after being together for 70 years. We miss my parents so much, and God Bless Dad for his service!
This photo was taken 4 years ago. My father-in-law sits in the middle with my son and daughter on each sides, and my daughter’s husband on your far left next to my son and my nephew on your right next to my daughter when you’re looking at this. Of course, Copper had to join in, too. So, Wil was 95 here and he’s now 99 1/2!
HAPPY VETERAN’S DAY AND HAPPY REMEMBRANCE DAY!
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On November 11th, we pause to reflect on the history of this great Nation and honor all those who fought to defend it. Originally titled “Armistice Day” and intended to celebrate the end of World War I, “the war to end all wars,” Veterans Day allows us to give thanks to veterans past and present, men and women from all walks of life and all ethnicities, who stood up and said, “Send me.” We recognize your sacrifices, your sense of duty and your love for this country.
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We are celebrating here too!
Thanks for joining in the tribute, Joanna. 💞
Goes without saying!
I don’t know if you saw GP’s post, but it was a wonderful tribute to our Veterans.
I saw some bits but I have so many emails that I cannot read all in full.
The main thing is to never forget.
Definitely, Joanna. Have a wonderful weekend!
It is so important remembering and honouring all those who fought for our freedom. Beautiful shots of your family, Lauren. Sending love your way. 🎶🌿
I agree, Marina, and thank you about the photos. Wishing you a wonderful weekend and sending lots of love and hugs your way. ❤️❤️❤️❤️
November 11 is our Remembrance Day, which is similar.
Yes, it is Veteran’s Day for our country, and Remembrance Day for other countries. GP’s post was a lovely tribute for this day. Thanks for joining in, Binky.
Marvelous post, Lauren. Hugs on the wing.
Thanks so much, Teagan, and sending hugs back to you. 💗
Thank you so much, Lauren. Not only for sharing my post for the veterans, but for your patriotism, your love of family and country!
You’re very welcome, GP, and thank you!
Such lovely and beautiful pictures, Lauren. Wonderful tribute to both your dad and father-in-law.
Thanks so much for your lovely words, Kamal. A special day for us to remember those special loved ones in our lives. ❤️❤️
Yes Lauren I completely agree with you. You are always welcome dear 💕💕
Wonderful tribute, Lauren. It’s so important to pause and remember all of those that keep us safe.
Thanks very much, Jeff, and you said it well. Enjoy your weekend.
A wonderful tribute to your personal war veterans, Lauren. Hugs.
Thanks so much for your kind words, Robbie, and for the hugs. 💗💗
A wonderful, tribute… Thank you for sharing God Bless all who in the past and in the Now are giving their all for Freedom.. ❤
Thanks so much, Sue, for joining in with this important tribute to all those who have chosen to give their all, as you said. Much love, dear friend. ❤️❤️
A lovely share, Lauren, and great photos of your dad and father-in-law. I thank them and all who served with them for their years of sacrifice on behalf of the rest of us. Heading over to GP’s. Hugs.
Thanks, Diana, for your compassionate words. I miss my dad’s stories, but we still love listening to my FIL tell his tales. And GP’s post was so touching, but he also adds a little humor. Thanks for the hugs, too. I hope you’re feeling better! ❤️
I’m doing well, Lauren. Your post was so touching. I’m glad you’re still enjoying your FIL’s stories. Those are important. ❤ ❤