The South

Where tea is sweet and accents are sweeter; summer starts in April; front porches are wide and words are long; macaroni and cheese is a vegetable; pecan pie is a staple; Y’all is the only proper pronoun; chicken is fried and biscuits come with gravy; everything is darling and someone is always getting their heart blessed. -unknown

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Remembering Veterans Day

October 2007

"We're gathered today, just as we have gathered before, to remember those who served, those who fought, those still missing, and those who gave their last full measure of devotion for our country.... Well, today, Veterans Day, as we do every year, we take that moment to embrace the gentle heroes of Vietnam and of all our wars. We remember those who were called upon to give all a person can give, and we remember those who were prepared to make that sacrifice if it were demanded of them in the line of duty, though it never was. Most of all, we remember the devotion and gallantry with which all of them ennobled their nation as they became champions of a noble cause... Our liberties, our values, all for which America stands is safe today because brave men and women have been ready to face the fire at freedom's front. And we thank God for them."
~ Ronald Reagan

Vietnam War Memorial Oct. 2007

Korean War Memorial Oct. 2007

Arlington National Cemetery Oct. 2007

World War II Memorial Oct. 2007

World War II Memorial Oct. 2007

4 comments:

Emmy said...

What a beautiful tribute - thank you for helping us to remember.

Kristi said...

Great sentiments...

Me said...

thank you for this~my father was a veteran of the Korean War.

Prihandoko said...

A great nation is always remember their heroes. Hi Rebecca, I'm Robert Prihandoko from Indonesia, nice to see your blog, it's really interesting blog.