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Thank You, Veterans!


As we approach Veterans Day – a day our country has set aside to honor our many and diverse veterans throughout its history – there are remembrances sitting at my desk.  A mug with pictures of eagles, the flag, and the words “Freedom is Not free”, pictures of an eagle flying with a flag, a house displaying the flag, the Statue of Liberty in front of a flag, and a small flag.

Today I also proudly wear my red, white, and blue necklace to show my love and respect for my country, my flag, and especially for the millions who have served them so well!  It is an honor to remember them and their many sacrifices.

I appreciate the freedoms we have and I strive to use them wisely.  I try to instill reverence, patriotism, and love among our citizens and rising generations so all may continue to benefit from the hard-fought efforts of not only our veterans, their families, and loves ones.

Thank you, Veterans!

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10 Ways to Show Appreciation for Your Freedom


Memorial Day is the perfect time to think about the freedom we have in our country and to consider how much that freedom cost.  Here are 10 ways you can show your appreciation.

  1. Fly the flag
  2. Visit a military cemetery and pay your respects, or drive through your local cemetery
  3. Say thank you to vets when you see them
  4. Teach your family to appreciate their freedom and to remember the price that was paid for it
  5. Live the best life that you can
  6. Pray for peace
  7. Do your part for peace
  8. Show love and support for your country
  9. Give encouragement and help to someone who has a family member in the military or has lost a family member in the military
  10. Be a force for good

Fort Logan


It’s almost Memorial Day so we took a ride over to Fort Logan to pay our respects.

Fort Logan is a national military cemetery.  It is here that veterans are buried – veterans of the various branches of the military, of the different wars we have been engaged in, of varying ranks, and of a surprising array of religions – all buried side by side in orderly rows throughout the beautiful green rolling hillsides.

We step out of the car for a closer look.  It is chilly, the rain has paused, a slight breeze wafts through the many flags we can see from any angle.  There is a quiet reverence here.  It is hallowed ground.  These men and women served their country to help preserve the precious freedom so dearly paid for by those who came before them.  Many gave their lives in battle.  How does that scripture go?

“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13.

Yet what does it mean for a man to lay down his life for those he does not even know?  The incredible sacrifice made by the men and women who serve their country in this way must be remembered by all.  We recipients of these great blessings, paid for by our ancestors, our countrymen, yea even by those with no ties to us whatsoever, would be wholly ungrateful were we to fail to think on these things and not strive all our lives to live the best we can!  We are a choice generation and owe a great debt to those who have gone before.

What can you do to show your gratitude for the price paid so dearly by those who have gone before?

Funny Hubby


We were watching a couple of the Mystery Woman movies.

One of the characters on there is Philby, played by Clarence Williams III.  Hubby remarked that on the pilot episode Philby was played by another actor.  Then he said, “It must have been Phil A!”

Later, when they mentioned the murder weapon was “bee venom“, the first attempt at shooting her had missed, hubby pipes up with, “A bullet, bee venom”.

Funny hubby.

That must be why we’ve lasted over 30 years!  🙂

By the way, reuniting the military family is the best thing the Rose Parade has ever done!!