Veteran’s Day Celebration

I don’t know about you, but I have had enough of politics this year.  Regardless of your leanings, these mid-term elections were ugly, ugly, ugly.  I need a break.

Fortunately I found it on Saturday with a Veteran’s Day program at our fairgrounds.  Many of the elementary schools had back-to-back concerts.  It was delightful.  I got there early so as to get a good seat for Breezy’s concert.  I stood in the back during the concert just before the one I’d come to see.

Not long into their first song, I had tears running down my cheeks.  The children sang about being Amercians every day.  Their sweet voices and innocent faces were simply precious.

I thought about being an American, every day.  I thought about all the Veteran’s who have served in the military to assure that we live in a free America.

I got a front row seat to Breezy’s concert.  It was awesome.  I didn’t cry during her school’s performance.  I smiled through five songs!

I come from a strong military family.  My paternal grandfather served in the Army in World War I.  My dad was in the Navy in World War II and Korea.  My dad’s brother was a career Navy man.  All three of them saw foreign battlefield action.   Two of my mother’s brother-in-laws were military men.

My husband is a Vietnam Era Vet.  I have several nieces and nephews who have seen tours of duty in the Middle East.

We are a patriotic family.  We are grateful for every Vet and every current soldier serving in the military.  Their sacrifices are truly appreciated by us.  We know that a strong military is what maintains our uniquely free country.

I really needed a boost of country pride this week.   It was a great day.  Happy Veteran’s Day to all who served.  Thank you doesn’t begin to show our deepest appreciation.

This nation will remain the land of the free so long as it is the home of the brave. (Elmer Davis)







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