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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

If You Enjoy Your Freedom



Thank a vet.....
Today is Veterans Day.
Here's a great story of a veteran who just received his Silver Star after nearly 60 years
CLICK HERE FOR STORY

This cute patriotic bench sits in front of Ashlyn's school :)

Happy Veterans Day and thank you!

19 comments:

  1. Excellent choice for Veteran's Day. I'm off to hear the story.

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  2. Congratulations to Lester Smith for finally receiving his medal. - Dave

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  3. Today is Saint Martin's Day in Italy. He is celebrated as the protector saint of cuckolds! Well, not by the church, of course, but by the rest of Italy...LOL!

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  4. Lester Smith has finally his medal...

    Freedom is a great and nice word, but there are people who have not freedom...

    Hve a nice day !

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  5. Yes very patriotic I would say!... :-)

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  6. Nice he finally got his medal

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  7. Interesting story. The bench is very nice and original as well. Is there only one?

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  8. I read your post yesterday about the Marine Corps birthday then noticed on the way to work a guy jogging with a full size Marine Corp flag. He was jogging on a bridge across a lake in a joggers lane. Then our local newspaper had a story online about a local Marine Corp group. I would have never knew to notice it, if not for your post. Pretty neat.

    Terrell Tribune Marine Story

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  9. JM, there's two of these benches. I was sitting in the other ;)
    Remember on Halloween and we went to Ashlyn's school for their haunted house and Braden and Dalton were too scared to carry on? Well, we stepped outside and hung out on the benches waiting for the others to finish. While sorting through my photos yesterday, I thought this would do well for Veterans Day :)

    Jim, that is so cool!

    Web, I know others are not as fortunate as we are, sad...

    Thanks everyone for stopping by ;)

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  10. A patriotic bench, nice find!
    Today, 11th November, is a day of vacation in France. My grand-father was a soldier in this first WW, I was four years old when he died but my mother gave me many details about him. I wrote some words on this subject on "le bleu du ciel", my other blog (in French...). Like many others, my grand-father never spoke about this war, too heavy for words I imagine...Today, my daughter is studying in Germany, she speaks fluently German and I think it's a very good thing. Memory must be kept but...oh, it's so difficult to explain in a foreign language!

    You're right to think about me looking to Bergson's photo today: "the lady of the Gulf"...it's me! (Chateaubriant is very close to Arradon, less than 100 km).

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  11. Great pick for the day.
    and I guess patience is the word..

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  12. Ok, with tears runnin down my face, (I have a soft spot for soldiers) I have to say that was a great story! WoW! Great Post!!!

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  13. Very inspiring link and a great image

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  14. Great post, Tanya! It's nice to see those who have served in our military remembered!

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  15. My father-in-law recently received his several medals from WW II. Apparently there's a real push to make sure all the vets get whatever they deserved. After the war ended they discharged so many vets at the same time and everyone just wanted to get back home so they really didn't think about their medals. Now they're getting them and I think it's great.

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  16. That is the greatest bench ever! I want to sit down sing America the Beautiful!

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