Sunday, November 11, 2007

Veteran's Day - Tribute To The Ones Who Keep The Home Fires Burning!

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I know these days we ALL are conscious of the tremendous sacrifice our Military families are giving on all our behalf. On this day when we pay tribute to those honorable people and their famlies, I wanted to highlight several bloggers I have come across in my blogging escapades. They are spouses who excel in caring for their family in so many admirable ways. I am sure the life styles they lead have taught them to be resourceful in ways many never experience and they have clearly become brilliant in the process.

So this is more of a tribute, an honor that I want to bestow to the few I have met, and admire for many reasons. I pray you will know our prayers are with you and your families. I hope that if you want, you will spread it around to encourage other military families you know. It doesn't have to be Veteran's day for you all to know you are loved! Grab the button and post it, share it with others.

I enourage anyone who can to visit these bloggers and give "props"! Let's show some love, Ya'll!

God bless our country, our allies and most especially, our military families and military personnel, we sure need your blessing, Lord! All of us!

These are three remarkable women.

P.S. I want to add someone new I just met, she is the daughter of a veteran and hse had a lovely Veteran's Day post & is a new blogger. Her blog is Southern Sass (love the name being a southern girl myself!).

3 comments:

A Military Spouse said...

Found you from Karen's "Lyrics" and just wanted to say, thanks for the thoughts! I will check back here again when I have more time...

Sandy said...

Thank you for thinking of me, and for your generous words of support. My husband is actually no longer on active duty, though he is a veteran. I grew up in an Army family and then married a soldier, so I just try to offer my support when I can, especially now that our troops are facing combat.

freetofly said...

Military spouse,

You should have this too! You are welcome. It is just a way to show we appreciate what you all go through. We know it comes at a high cost.

Sandy,

I didn't know he wasn't active anymore, but, that doesn't matter, he IS a veteran & you should still have this,for what you have lived through as a child and spouse in the military life.

Thanks again!

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