Saturday, November 10, 2007

In Honor
I've changed the blog again. Change is good, right? Monday is Veteran's Day. I think that many people look at it as a day for the kids to be out of school. To hit some great "Veteran Day Sales" at some of the department stores. It doesn't seem to have a lot of meaning for a lot of people. But it should.
I don't know how to honor the men and women who have served or are serving in our military. How do you thank them for leaving their homes and their families and facing horrors that most of us will never know? How do you thank the families who lost loved ones in the war? How can they ever be repaid? I don't know how to do it.
So, in my silly bloggy way, I'm going to try. I changed the banner. It isn't much. But it's something. I'm also going to pass on blogging on Monday. I won't be reading or writing. Kind of my moment of silence in cyber space.
If you have family or friends who have served or are serving now, tell them that a stranger in Southern California says "Thank you." And if you yourself have served.... thanks.

12 comments:

Nancy Face said...

Your Veteran's Day header is great, and so is this post.

JustRandi said...

Great new header! I can't believe you do that yourself!
I love the tribute. I think remembering and teaching our children are probably the best ways to honor that sacrifice.

Heather said...

Love the header, love the moment of silence.

Yvonne said...

Melissa--that is so wonderful. I agree that they can never be repaid. I am so grateful for the freedom we enjoy. In Canada, it is Remembrance Day--so at 11 a.m. on the 11th there will be a moment of silence. It's a great way for everyone to remember.

Holly said...

I love the idea of a moment of silence.

Tonya said...

I wish I could express what this holiday means to me. I too add my thanks and love for all of those who do and have served for our great country.

Amber said...

Love the change and love the reminder post!

Kimberly said...

The header is beautiful. Veteran's Day Sales? Good grief.

kailani said...

Love your tribute to the heroes who ensure our freedom!

elasticwaistbandlady said...

Veterans Day and Memorial Day sales irritates even the compulsive shopper in me. Really.

Great header!

so grateful to be Mormon! said...

hi melissa,
wow, you are sweet. great post on this. happy veteran's day, too. at our restaurant, our waitress ~D came over and thanked hubby and me for serving in the Air Force. she was so cute and sincere awesome about it. thought that was cool how she did that. hope all is well with you in your part of the world girl, kathleen :)

Tammy and Parker said...

My Dad served two terms in Nam. He came home with a Purple Heart, and two Silver Stars.

He also came home with a lot of scars that to this day he still won't talk about.