Veteran’s Day

Today’s post is in honor of all of those men and women who have graciously fought for our freedoms, freedoms we take for granted every day.  Freedoms, we don’t often respect, or sometimes forget. Thank you to all of the heros and to the families that have sacrificed loved ones in the name of freedom and liberty.


Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines,

Are there others, yes,

But these are the ones

We think of before the rest.

Men and women who

Serve our country

And fight to ensure

Our Freedoms are in bounty.

May we never forget their sacrifice

Amidst the chaos of our daily lives.

Honor them,

Thank them,

By being honorable citizens in our own right,

Lest what they lost, be not worth the fight.

Did they die in vain?

For what were they slain?

For love of country and rights they fight,

For the Flag and

Never to lag,

For where freedom is concerned,

There is always a lesson learned.

Citizens wake up,

And care to discern.

Nothing was free,

This land was not purchased on a buying spree.

Behold what is ours,

Respect what took hours of strife,

To give us the life,

We call the American dream,

Lest it be taken away,

By those who stray,

From the founding principles

That made our country what it was before today.

copyright Robyn Graham

Do not neglect the responsibilities of citizenship or THEY will have died in vain.

In Honor of Those Who Have Served

Thank you to all of the men and women who have served this country and fought for our freedom.  The freedom so often taken for granted.

John, the kids and I attended the Memorial Day parade this morning.  It is such a fabulous event every year and the sense of community is almost overwhelming.  We were moved by the number of veterans who participated in the parade, and the response from the crowd.   The applause, the smiles, and the looks between veterans marching and those in the crowd were so moving.  Below is one of my favorite shots of the day.  I love the lighting on the flag in the background.  The truck in the foreground, was one of several vehicles transporting veterans in the parade.