Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Veteran's Day


Today is Veteran's Day here in the United States and Remembrance Day in Canada. It is a day we take the time to honor our veterans. I think America has lost the whole concept of honor. We used to honor people older than ourselves, people in authority. We don't any more and it's sad to me.

Whenever I see a person in the military, I always go up to them and shake their hand and say "Thank you". I am amazed at how much that touches them. One time we paid for the groceries ( it wasn't a lot) of the guy in line in front of us who was in a uniform. He told us after that he was heading off to his 3rd stint in Afghanistan! That small gesture meant a lot to him. I'm not telling you this to brag, but to give you the idea of honoring our military men and women.

Today if you can, thank someone who is willing to put their life on the line for other's freedom.

Thank you to all the people in our armed forces. I appreciate and value what you do.

Rhondi xo


  1. Hi Rhondi,

    I totally agree with you. Bless you.


  2. Hi Rhondi,
    A beautiful post! Thank you for sharing and have a beautiful day.


  3. One of the best posts about veterans today, sugar. I honor them today also and am visiting all the bloggers I can find to thank them from the bottom of my heart!

  4. This post os so touching, Rhondi. How sweet you are and I too, join you in honoring these brave men and women today!

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  5. Rhondi, Thanks for giving a shout out to Canada, love your sweet post and thank you to those that make our freedom and ease of everyday living possible!!
    Have a wonderful day!!
    Hugs xOxO Nerina :)

  6. America has not lost the whole concept of honor, some people in America have I prefer to think. Media has made it look that way. Come to Texas, we will show you HONOR IN AMERICA! Thanks for shouting out to USA!! Have a great day!

  7. Beautifully said, Rhondi! We often forget the sacrifices that those in the military make for our country. I'm most grateful for the men and women who give so much for our country. ~ Sarah

  8. A vey nice posting....and a wonderful kind thing you did for the serviceman. It must have meant a lot to him.

  9. I am so grateful to the brave men and women who serve our country and all those who have served int he past. They are the backbone of what makes this country great!

  10. Here in England our 'formal' Remembrance Day was Sunday 8th. It's always a Sunday, the nearest Sunday to 11/11, when the Queen leads the nation in honouring the dead of both world wars and all the other conflicts since then.

    Until a few years ago the emphasis was firmly in the 2 world wars and younger people were getting so they couldn't see the point in 'remembering' something they only knew about from history books. Sadly the Falklands, Bosnia, Afganistan, Iraq and so on have shown them exactly what the point is.

    Personally I think anyone who can go the places they go, do what they have to do, see what they see and all with the knowledge that they may never see home again - they are special people who deserve our utmost respect.

    love, Angie, xx

  11. My youngest son(22) and his grandfather had a wonderful celebration a day early yesterday. They got to speak to the JROTC at the high school and had a wonderful time!

  12. Hi Rhondi,
    A great post! I am not good with words but I share your sentiments.
    you were wondering about my name on my pics and yes I did have someone post my picsas their own(someone else told me about it)but just recently someone mentioned a whole blog was stolen!
    Take care,

  13. What a great post. We have a lady in our church...she is 91 and a shut in...and she calls every single veteran in our church to thank them. If she can do can we!

  14. I always try to say 'thank you' to anyone I see in military uniform. Those two little words, I believe, help to make it possible for each man and woman in the service to go about their day in these hard times.

    Nov. 11 was also my parents wedding day in 1942 during WW2. Although they are gone, I still like to remember them especially on this day.

  15. Hi Rhondi; What a beautiful post... I feel the same as you, and make sure I let them know how much we appreciate them.. My nephew is in the Army and did two tours in Iraq,,, next year some time is supposed to go to Afgan. I Pray for all of them each day...


  16. Hi Rhondi! I've been gone so long... so I'm trying to catch up with everyones blogs. I hope you are doing well and I thank a service man or women whenever possible. I enjoyed reading your blog today : ) Have a great day! Hugs, Jennifer


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