A Tribute To Honor Our Veterans and Military
We Are All Connected!
I would think that everyone in our country is connected to our military and veterans in one way or another. Many of us have relatives who serve or have served. These veterans may have fought in wars as well as served in peacetime. But all of them served our country knowing they could give the ultimate sacrifice protecting us...and many have.
As a "baby Boomer", our fathers and mothers came back from WWII and settled down to have families. About 3.5 to 4 million babies were born every year from 1946 to 1964 before the "boom" tapered off. This was 20% more babies born than 1945! It stands to reason that a good percentage of our parents had served in the military! All my uncles and others of my age had family who served in WWII.
Most older "Boomers" either served in Vietnam or know people who did. Many of us heard the horror stories first hand of what happened in Nam and also know how the veterans were treated upon their return to the states.
My children were born during peacetime and I never thought one would say that he wanted to join the military. But one did! My son Ryan, spent a year out of high school studying every aspect of the service and decided to join the Marines. He become part of the Marine Security Guard and went overseas to protect the Bahrain School in the Middle East. At the time, Bahrain was considered the third highest world wide threat to our troops.... While Ryan was in Bahrain, the USS Cole was bombed and he volunteered to guard it. He was on duty and was turned down. Marines were pulled from Bahrain because it was the closest point to the terrorist attack.
A Mother's Perspective
When your children go overseas to protect the interests of our nation, a piece of your heart goes with them. Every night and every morning you pray for their safe return. As a mother, you are helpless to protect them. You put their safety in your country's hands. There is nothing like seeing them come home.
On this web page, see the video of Kate Smith singing "God Bless America" for the 1st time on Armistice Day November 10th, 1938.
"Remember Me" - Warning! Have tissues ready!
Gene Simmons presenting a rendition of all the Armed Forces Fight Songs
at a USO performance in Iraq.
Please also visit these other blogs commemorating Veteran's Day
Video "Remember Me" by Lizzie Palmer
32+ million views
WARNING: have tissue ready...
One example of what you find on
Rick's World Sedona Website - Remembering Our Heroes