Thursday, November 10, 2016

Honoring Our Veterans And One In Particular

Each year I thank our veterans. They are the men and women who said yes to serving our country. They do brave and dangerous work daily. Thank you, veterans, for all you do. 

There are lots of ways to say thank you to our veterans. Attending a ceremony at nearby cemeteries is so patriotic. Thanking a veteran for his/her service shows gratefulness. Flying the American flag on this patriotic day is inspiring. 

I say a special thank you to my own special veteran, Jack. His branch of service was a part of our lives even before we married. He was deployed many times and he did dangerous things in far away places while serving our country. Every year, I get a little tongue-tied finding a way to honor his service. He tells me that I honor his service by supporting him in every way.  I kept those home fires burning during each deployment and his homecoming was always, oh, so sweet. 



  1. Thank you for your service, Jack! I also thank my parents for theirs and my grandfather and a few of my cousins and my nephew who is in boot camp right now. We owe all of our veterans, all the brave men and women a debt of gratitude we'll never be able to repay.

    1. Of course I realize my nephew isn't a veteran, but I still am proud of him and thankful that he is willing to serve. ;)

  2. Thank you for your service, Jack and than you Jack, Meredith and family for all your sacrifices. Giving thanks for all our veterans.

    Hugs and blessings...Cat

  3. Thank you for your service Jack and Meredith....and to all who have served our country in such a noble way.
    hugs abby

  4. Thank you for your service Jack and everyone else who served. Its called Remembrance Day here in Australia.
    Hugs Lindy

  5. Hi Meredith, Nice post for a very nice veteran, Thank you Jack.
    love Jan and John, xx

  6. Hi Meredith, my thanks and grattitude to Jack, and all who have served in our allied forces and their families.


  7. My thanks to your Jack and to all who have served and currently serving.


  8. Thank you to Jack and to you Meredith. Cannot appreciate our veterans and their families enough.

  9. God bless our service men and women and the families who support them. It is an honor to offer our gratitude today. One day is never enough to say thank you for all you do and have done.

    A special thank you to both of you today.


  10. We are grateful for your service, Jack. We also extend our thankfulness to Meredith and your family for their sacrifice as well. Very thankful for all our veterans and their families this day.

  11. It is so very important to remember those that sacrificed for us. This one day is far from enough to honour all the men and women who have and continue to serve. We are truly grateful for your service and that of so many others. Thank you both isn't nearly enough but know that it is truly heartfelt.

  12. I am very grateful for veterans and their families and give thanks for their service...lovely post

  13. Thank you Jack and every Veteran for the sacrifices they made and make. Thank you Mere and all the partners who kept the fires burning at home so our service men and women could protect and serve us all!

  14. Beautifully written post, Meredith! :)

    Thank you to Jack, and all of our veterans who have served, or are serving presently! Their hard work and sacrifices, and that of their families, are more than appreciated. I am grateful!

    Lovely words from you to your Jack, Meredith! Many hugs,

    <3 Katie