Saturday, November 7, 2015

Honoring Those Who Served On Veterans' Day



We are a military family. Jack has been deployed several times. I served as his wife keeping things squared away at home. It was never easy. He is a veteran. I love when people thank us for our service.


Please say thank you to those in uniform and the families that stand with those in uniform. It is hard work to be sure. Thank the neighbors who served. Ask the questions that reflect you appreciate and care. Sacrifices have been made by those you are thanking. Be active in seeking out these people who sacrificed for you and your family.

Some in uniform make the ultimate sacrifice. Visit a cemetery and stand silently while taps is played.

I have watched the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. I always am grateful for the service given.



14 comments:

  1. Joining you in grattitude and remembrance of the men and women who have served and continue to serve in our allied forces Meredith and thanks to you and Jack.

    Hugs
    Roz

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  2. Mere,,wonderful post,,thank you to you and Jack for all you two have done. : - )

    L.

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  3. We do thank you and Jack as well as so many other friends who are veterans. This week I found out that a coworker whose husband has been deployed recently is expecting their 2nd child. We hugged and I congratulated her. Then I also gave her my thanks. A "thank you" to our military and their families needs to happen every day.

    Ella

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  4. I can only imagine the sacrifice. I do appreciate what the Military do for us all! Thank you Jack and Meredith and all the families out there!

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  5. I can't imagine the life you have led, I admire all those who have served in the forces and their other halves who serve with them
    love Jan,xx

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  6. A sincere thank you to Jack and to you also Meredith. Those who are at home, also serve. My dad and his 8 brothers all served in WW II....so many sacrifice for the life we have today...we should never forget.
    hugs abby

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  7. A huge thank you to you and Jack for your service. The changing of the guard to the Tomb of the Unknown has been one of the most heartrending, beautiful and emotional experiences I have ever had. I pray for each and every service man, woman, and animal that has served. I hope everyone takes a moment to remember their sacrifices.

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  8. Thank you Jack and Meredith. I only know the military things from hubby's stories, and this is such a dangerous job. I think the men and women who serve in the military to protect their country should feel appreciated. This week's Wednesday is also Poppy day in the Commonwealth countries, in memory of those who gave their lives.

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  9. Thank you Jack for your service and thanks to both of you for your sacrifices! Many of my family served in the military also.

    Hugs and blessings...Cat

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  10. Thank you both for your service. It is so important that we never forget the sacrifices so many have made so that we can live the life we enjoy everyday. Lest we forget...

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  11. Thank you Jack and Meredith for your service to keep us all safe. Also to every other military person serving.
    Lest we forget!
    Hugs Lindy

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  12. Thank you, Jack and Meredith, for your service and sacrifices. My husband is a veteran, and he has family members who served. We are grateful for all of our veterans and for this great country.
    SSB

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  13. Meredith.. a special thank you to Jack and you for the unselfish act of giving so others can be protected. Having grown up first as the daughter of a military father and now the proud mother of a military son who has been deployed 7 times soon to be eight, I know only too well the price these soldiers make and their families. Thank you for reminding us all what a precious gift we have been given.

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  14. We owe a great deal to ALL service personnel both living and dead. I stood at our Cenotaph today as the Last Post was played and felt so proud of them - and thankful.

    Beautiful post, Meredith.

    Hugs
    Ami

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