Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Veterans Day

I'm late posting today because I was at a Veterans Day celebration at my son's school. Every year, Heritage Elementary honors those who have fought for our country, and this year's celebration was the biggest ever. Veterans from every branch of service lined the steps of the school.

The Cub Scouts started things off with a flag ceremony.Then each of the grade level sang patriotic songs. They were so cute.Then it was time for each of the veterans to tell us about themselves and their service. This part always chokes me up. Almost as much as hearing 500 children singing the National Anthem and knowing every word. I love that a sense of patriotism is being planted in these children from a very young age.

This is my veteran-turned-scout-leader (along with my son). I'm proud of my husband's 24 years with the Navy and Navy Reserves, as well as his service in the Persian Gulf War. Our middle daughter is currently serving in the United States Navy.

On this day when we honor those who have served our country, take a moment to thank God for the freedoms we enjoy because of these selfless men and women, and pray for those currently serving.

Have you hugged a veteran today? :-)


  1. What a great reminder, Mindy! My dad and father-in-law served in the Army. My dad in Korea, my FIL in Japan during the Vietnam war (operating on casualties).

    Mindy, am I dreaming this up? Didn't you also serve in the military?

  2. Missy, I had the hardest job in the military--I was a military wife! LOL!

  3. LOL. Well, I guess I dreamed it, then! Or maybe I was just thinking of your daughter. :)

  4. Mindy,
    Thanks for the post. My hubby was in the Marine Reserves, my son-in-law was in the army reserves. Without the military we wouldn't be the free country we are.
    I'm glad you had a great celebration day at the school. It teaches the kids a lot.

  5. Thanks, Mindy, for the great reminder. My family served in the Revolutionary War, The War of 1812, the Civil War, WWI and WWII, and Korea. To my knowledge our service ended there. But my family remains very patriotic. I suppose it's in our roots.

    Blessings to all our service men & women!