Veterans Day 2012

Thank you men and women veterans of the United States Military – Marines, Navy, Army, Air Force, and all of the Reserve branches!

Your sacrifice has kept this country free and this household appreciates each and every one of you.

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I am an over the road truck driver in Drive-Away Transport part of the year, and the sole bookkeeper of this operation the other part of the year. I do a lot of whining until I can get in my craft room and play with paper and glue. View all posts by Message In A Fold

2 responses to “Veterans Day 2012

  • gardenpinks

    Do you have the red poppies to wear for Veteran’s Day? It was our Remembrance Day and there is a huge parade in London of all service personnel on the sunday closest to the 11 th November which happened to fall on Sunday this year. Everyone who wants to show their appreciation for the armed services and remember those who died buy a paper poppy and the money donated is used for sick or needy members of the armed services.
    The poppy came about because after the dreadful battles in France and Belgium against the Germans during the First World War huge areas of the land that had been disturbed and ploughed up by bombs, trench digging and many feet were covered in blood red poppies – poppies will often grown in disturbed soil as the poppy seed can remain dormant for decades – so from then on the poppy became a symbol of remembrance. Wreaths of them are laid at memorials in every town on Remembrance Sunday to honour and remember the dead of all the wars.
    Even schools hold their own memorial/remembrance services to teach the children about these awful wars and the brave people who were sacrificed.

    Love and hugs
    Lynn xx

    • Message In A Fold

      Awesome! I had no idea what the paper poppy meant. I so appreciate your font of knowledge to clarify things. Truly, I do.

      I think the paper poppies are distributed in towns, larger towns. No one had them in the places we stopped today. That is a very sad commentary on the US citizens.

      Fantastic tradition you all have over there to honor your veterans. Totally awesome!

      Love you – Leslie

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