I Am Thankful For Our Veterans

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Real Estate Agent with Vision Quest Realty WV0026375

 

Today is Veteran's Day, and I am thankful for all who have served our country and protected our freedoms. Last year I wrote about my husband's two great uncles, Julien Gaujot and Antoine “Tony” Gaujot. The two brothers were awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.  Their courage and bravery are like other men and women in the military and I thank God every day that they are protecting us.

 

I received the following in an email about the little town of Anthem, Arizona north of Phoenix, where a special memorial was erected in 2011. Its five white pillars represent the five branches of our military—yet it truly stands for all those who have put their lives at risk to serve our nation.

 

 

Veteran Memorial, Anthem Arizona

The memorial’s inspired design allows the sun’s rays to beam through slanted elliptical cylinders located at the top of each column so that on Memorial Day each year at approximately 11:11 AM, the Great Seal affixed on the ground is illuminated.

 

The tribute to our Veterans relies upon the Almighty’s universal design to achieve its full effect. Annually on Memorial Day, a special service takes place at this special site. The service culminates with the veneration of our service members and the recitation of the poem, The Missing Man Table shared with you below. I encourage you to read it.

 

The Missing Man Table 

 

The Missing Man Table

 

The table is round – to show our everlasting concern.

 

The cloth is white – symbolizing the purity of their motives when answering the call to serve.

 

The single red rose reminds us of the lives of these Americans….and their loved ones and friends who keep the faith while seeking answers.

 

The yellow ribbon symbolizes our continued uncertainty, hope for their return and determination to account for them.

 

A slice of lemon reminds us of their bitter fate, captured or missing in a foreign land.

 

A pinch of salt symbolizes the tears of our missing and their families.

 

The lighted candle reflects our hope for their return.

 

The Bible represents the strength gained through faith to sustain us and those lost from our country, founded as one nation under God.

 

The glass is inverted – to symbolize their inability to share a toast.

 

The chairs are empty – they are missing…

 

And always rememberedAmen!

 

 

US Flag waves

 

Today, I give thanks to all our Veterans ... past, present, and future!

 

 

 

 

This entry is for Debe Maxwell's November 2019 Thanksgiving Gratitude Challenge.

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor® - I am so in awe by this post, your husband's two great uncles and the honors bestowed upon them for their services is well-deserved. Giving thanks is the very least I can do; therefore, I will keep you and your family members in my thoughts and prayers. 

The special memorial in AZ is done in such good taste. In my opinion, a lot of thought went into it. Although I have seen the table setting before, the one you shared is a setting fit for nobility for a humble man/woman who didn't deserve to die but were willing to, if necessary. Their courage and bravery is beyond reproach.

Nov 11, 2019 11:09 AM #1
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - I agree. The courage and bravery of our Veterans are beyond reproach!  Thanks for your comments.

Nov 11, 2019 11:38 AM #2
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Rebecca,

Your post gave me chills.  What a beautiful memorial and I love the concept of the round table.  A

Nov 11, 2019 01:04 PM #3
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello Rebecca - this is quite the powerful statement.  Thank you for sharing it.  

Nov 11, 2019 01:11 PM #4
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor® This is such a perfect way to remember and The Missing Man Table is a beautiful tribute. Thanks for sharing!

Nov 11, 2019 02:10 PM #5
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel - yes, it gave me chills also.

Nov 11, 2019 02:18 PM #6
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Thanks for stopping by Michael Jacobs

Nov 11, 2019 02:18 PM #7
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland - the Missing Man Table I thought was beautiful.

Nov 11, 2019 02:20 PM #8
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Brian England
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Hmm, I drive by Anthem on my way up north sometimes, I might have to stop and check this memorial out sometime.

Nov 12, 2019 06:16 AM #9
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
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Brian England, if and when you do share your experience here in the Rain. 

Nov 12, 2019 06:08 PM #10
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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Like you, I am grateful for our veterans, Rebecca.  Like others have said, our liberties have come with a price.

Nov 12, 2019 08:20 PM #11
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
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Myrl, Our liberties have come with a price... sad but true!

 

Nov 13, 2019 06:46 PM #12
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Rebecca what an awesome post and it is a great submission to the Gratefulness contest, Endre

Nov 13, 2019 11:38 PM #13
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
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Thank you, Endre Barath, Jr. If I am not mistaken, I thought I heard that President Trump was going to make November Veteran's Month! I will have to check this out.

Nov 15, 2019 06:26 AM #14
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®,

Your husband must be so proud of his great-uncles.  There is no higher honor. I was unaware of this memorial in Anthem which is less than 1.5 hours from my house.  Now, I have to see it.  My son is a Marine Vet and works at a VA hospital. If I can get him to visit I would love for him to see this on Veteran's Day.  It would be truly special. 

Nov 18, 2019 07:22 AM #15
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Will Hamm
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Hello Rebecca and THNANK YOU for sharing this blog with us.  I am in aw of our brave men and women in the service.  I mail it a point if I see them in uniform, I shake their hand and pick up the check.

 

Nov 18, 2019 10:49 AM #16
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE® I do you and your son will visit the Anthem memorial.

Nov 18, 2019 12:37 PM #17
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Will Hamm, you are a true Colorado ambassador in many ways.

Nov 18, 2019 12:40 PM #18
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