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 in efforts to secure our freedom.  I admire the dedication of their commitment, and I am indebted to know they volunteer to serve, 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.  Honored to do just that today.  Thank you…

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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 your right to do…just that.  Respect.  Here’s to you.

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

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

And so fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. – John F. Kennedy

Learn about the Honor and Precedence of the Patriot Guard.

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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

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

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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

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

Learn about the Pease Greeters. Join them. DSC_0803_2

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

Please don’t 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.

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 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.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Donna

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