Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happy Veteran's Day

My grandmother's grandfather's grandfather, Peter Beam, fought in the American Revolution. Since then, countless soldiers have offered their lives in service of our great country.

Many people protest the wars in which we're currently engaged. Whether their premise was true or faulty, and whether you agree with the premise and our presence there or not, soldiers from Peter Beam and his compatriots right up to Jennifer's husband, currently enlisted, have fought to give you the right to express your opinion. Political correctness threatens to stifle much of that freedom of speech, but it remains an impulse within us.

To Jennifer, and other families like hers, thank you for loving your soldier and supporting his decision to protect freedom here and abroad. To veterans of past wars, thank you for protecting the freedom that Peter Beam helped earn us. And to all of my bloggy friends and casual passers-by, have a wonderful day, and don't forget to contemplate the veterans who have given you the right to have a great (or terrible) day, and the soldiers who continue to help us keep it.

10 comments:

monica said...

A wonderful day to you too ! We are blessed to live in peaceful countries.
My father used to be and my brother still is active in the Norwegian army - we need them all.

And your garden colours are really pretty!

Katherine Aucoin said...

Big Amen to that Marjie!

Channon said...

Spot-on. Thank you for saying so!

buffalodick said...

We need to be reminded of that...

gaylen said...

Thank you - very well written. It's rather what I was trying to say - only you are much, much better with words. g

Barbara said...

Lovely posting today! Thank you.

The Blonde Duck said...

Kudos to you for this post!

And dude, pecan pie...oh my God. You won't be able to live without it.

elbouwii said...

hi new friends!! :-)

We celebrate veterans day to!
and your garden is sooooo pretty

slobbers
El'bow & Hauwii

TavoLini said...

Great post--thank you for your comment to Tavo.

Tatersmama said...

Amen!
I bow my head to each and every one...