Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Happy Veteran's Day
When I was in High School, our band went to the local Veteran's home, played a medley of Patriotic music and spent some time with the Veteran's. We also had what we called the Extravaganza where all of the junior high and high school bands, color guards, cheerleaders and drill teams got together during the half time show of a football game to honor the Veteran's with music, dance, and usually something really big like a Hummer or something in the middle of us all. There was always a big flag lowered from the ceiling and a 21 gun salute. It was quite fantastic and amazing, and a sense of humility really fell through me as I was so incredibly grateful for the men and women who serve, or have served, our country. I can be at home sleeping in my nice warm bed and at any given moment, thousands of men and women are across the country defending my freedom so I can speak, pray, worship as I choose.
I had forgot about the significance of this day until Doogie and I saw a flag flying from a neighboring apartment, and I remembered. I have a Father-in-law, Grandpa, a Grandpa-in-law, and three brothers who have served in various branches of the military. I am ever so grateful to have them so close to my heart. Thank you for serving! Thank you for sacrificing so much for my freedom! I love you dearly!