THANK YOU, VETERANS!
OUR VETERANS: The sacrifices our veterans make are immense and unfathomable for civilians. I offer heartfelt gratitude to all those who have served throughout the years to protect loved ones and strangers alike, to preserve hearth and home, and to support the ideals of freedom and liberty. Many made the ultimate sacrifice and did not return home. Gratitude is extended as well to their families.
“While from some distant part of the field the wind wafts to my ears a shout of applause, (some special success;)
and ever the sound of the cannon, far or near, (rousing, even in dreams,
a devilish exultation, and all the old mad joy, in the depths of my soul).”
from The Artilleryman’s Vision, Walt Whitman
My beloved husband enlisted and served in the U.S. Army during the Viet Nam era. We met shortly after he got out of the service. He never forgot his service number and could rattle it off faster than a Whitey Ford fast ball.
My brother also served in the military, the US. Navy. He and my husband went on to become good buddies, despite their Army / Navy rivalry and their even more colorful Yankees / Red Sox competition
My father served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, sometimes referred to as the Forgotten War. His father served in World War I, and my mother’s forebears were also in the military. It’s an honor to thank them all for their bravery and valor, without which we would not be here today.