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Monday, November 08, 2010


Every year on November 11th. the Allied countries honour our soldiers past who have fallen to keep our countries free, and we also honour our soldiers today for continuing the hard task of keeping us safe.

For those of us who are of "an age" to have had parents, relatives or ancestors who were in the military in WWI and WWII, or in the present day military, this hits home all the more. And we do our best to ensure that the younger generations are aware of the bravery, hardships and losses borne that keep them safe in their homes today.

It must take gigantic courage to want to serve. And great strength of belief in our countries and our freedoms. This wouldn't be for everyone. I personally salute all soldiers past for what they have done for us, and those who serve today to keep those ideals and hard won victories of the past ours to live by and enjoy today.

Whether Veteran's Day to our friends and Allies in the U.S., or Remembrance Day here and in other Allied countries, we all take this one day of the year to show that year round we keep the memories alive, give our thanks, and remember.......

I dedicate this week to you. We shall not forget.

Once again I share this video, it chokes me up and makes me proud every time I see it....



Blogger sydwynd said...

Speaking as a former sailor, I never thought of my time in the military as courageous or noble. It's something I did. And from the people I knew, it was the same sort of thing. We did it without thinking about it.

While it's nice to be appreciated, please don't think members of the military are something special, because they're just everday people. Anyone can do it as long as you're willing to just get out there and serve.

Sorry if I'm preaching, but I never considered myself more than an average guy doing a job.

11:03 AM, November 08, 2010  
Blogger Tracey said...

Every year it hits home and every year we say thank you....

personally I think we should thank our armed forces daily for the preservation of our freedoms.

12:13 PM, November 08, 2010  
Blogger Jude said...

Trace: I agree, and being a military brat I've always felt a tug at my heart for those who serve. God bless them!

Vince: No you're not preaching, but I still disagree with you my friend. Just like firefighters and police, most of them most likely also feel they're just doing a job. But the rest of us still appreciate what they do for us, not everyone is cut out for these jobs. God bless you for serving. :-)

6:31 PM, November 08, 2010  
Blogger Bobbie said...

That's such a touching video, Jude. Thanks for sharing it.

I'm thankful everyday for those 'average guys' who have served our country, both past and present. They deserve this special day of honour.

11:38 AM, November 09, 2010  
Blogger Jude said...

I agree Bobbie. Have a great Poppy Week!

6:31 PM, November 09, 2010  

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