Veterans Day is a day to remember those who have served and who are serving our military.  Remember them, thank them, and appreciate that many remain in harm’s way while we celebrate this national holiday.

Personally, I don’t need a holiday to honor our service members for the sacrifices they make,  I admire the dedication of their commitment and am forever indebted to them. These days they volunteer to serve, in an effort to protect our way of life, and preserve our legacy.

Someone wiser than me once said: When someone bestows a kindness on you, you have one thing to do.  You pass it on.  As a military daughter for 27 years and military spouse for 23, I am honored to do that today.  I spend many hours in with veteran groups, too many to list here, and it is here I nudge you to do the same.


As we stand divided on so many things in our country, parts of me just smiles knowing that even if we don’t admit it, we get it.  Our debates perpetuate exactly what we all crave…to be heard.  Freedom of speech, freedom of expression, and freedom to stand up for what we believe is something we, as Americans, can agree on.   Yes, opinion matters to us, and regardless of those opinions, our military will continue to fight for the right to do…just that.

Here’s to you.


Military life is not glamorous, deployments are long,  and the sacrifices are great.  Thank goodness the for the pride that runs deep.  – Dale Holland


Learn about the Honor and Precedence of the Patriot Guard.

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.


The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in the moment of comfort, but where he stands at a time of challenge and controversy.  – Navy SEALS

It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you.  9/11 Memorial Phoenix


My eyes are your eyes, to watch you and protect you and yours, and so you may live, my life is also yours – Cicero


Our nation honors her sons and daughters who answered the call to define a country they never knew and a people they never met. – Korean War Memorial, DC


We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.Cynthia Ozick


In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.”- Jose Narosky

NEVER be afraid to have a conversation that matters. Extend them a hand.  Let them know there are plenty of people who will listen. Check out Crisis 22


 Veterans…Thank you for your service, your sacrifice and your commitment to me and my family.

Because of you, I know what the gift of time looks like, and the privilege of living in this beautiful country we all call home.

Forever indebted.


Wind Kisses, Donna

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