Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A Celebration of Veterans... and a Few Words!

"Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die." -G.K. Chesterton

"This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave."
-Elmer Davis

"But the freedom that they fought for, and the country grand they wrought for, Is their monument to-day, and for aye." -Thomas Dunn English

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Wordless Wednesday- Some of the Veterans whose lives have touched mine... Each of them different.. each of them special...

Daddy~

~ David~

Jimmy~

~ Reuben~

David- (Dave)~

~ David- (Bubba)~

~ Anthony~

~ Tana~

~ Chris~

~ Uncle Oneal~


~ Uncle Emmett~

~ Uncle Robert~


~ Uncle JC~

~ Charles- (Charlie)~

~ Uncle Charles~

~ Chris~

~ Chris~

each of them unique.. each of them a hero!.. Happy Veterans day to each of you!

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One Shot Wednesday~ week #19

Soldier's Prayer

Lord
Hold close
Your children.
Our Pains eased
By your loving touch.
Give us strength to endure.
Wisdom and courage each day.
Keep Our loved ones safe from harm.
Oh Lord, Let our Deaths be not in vain.
Lord Watch over us as the winds of war
Blow us onto paths we fear to walk alone.
We know you walk beside us every day.
Never Forsaking us as we trod.
Let us return home full of pride.
Having served Our Country.
And Our God with Honor.
Hold us safely now
within your hand.
Amen!

Written By: Patricia Sawyer
3-6-2008

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3 Word Wednesday~
gesture, immediate, treasure


Road Rage~

one finger gesture
brings immediate relief ~
Pops shock a treasure

Written By: Patricia Sawyer
11-10-2010
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Thanks for stopping by my blog today.. I hope you have enjoyed your visit.. I welcome both comments and followers.. Have a wonderful day..
Patsy

11 comments:

Tana said...

Thanks for the Veteran shout out! Very proud to be the only girl,ha ha! Also very proud to be a Veteran, so glad I chose to serve my country.

Amity said...

short and very meaningful Pat...:-)

wanderer and vagabond said...

A good read indeed. I came from one stop poetry....



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tashabud said...

Patsy, thank you for your kind words for us, veterans. It means a lot to know that people care.

My hats off to your relatives who served in the military as well.

Tasha

Eric Alder said...

A fitting tribute to our vets and a dandy One Shot.

(You arranged your words so nicely!)

Sandee said...

What a great tribute to all your special veterans. Very well done.

Have a terrific day. :)

faith said...

Happy Veterans Day and thanks for smile at Road Rage.

Shashi said...

Amen!!!
Great tribute to the veterans..
thanks for sharing..
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ThomG said...

thanks for this whole post.

Dawn's Work at Home said...

Very nice post, great tribute :) I have many family members who are veterans as well! My oldest daughter had the opportunity to sing in a little concert for veterans at her school. She was so nervous that she was going to mess up, I told her they will be very happy and will enjoy it no matter what. It was a tribute to them, I am sure they were happy with it no matter what :)
Have a great day!

Jingle Poetry said...

sweet one.