Thursday, July 2, 2009

Who Do You Know?


Here's wishing you all a wonderful Independence Day weekend! Not Fourth of July. Dana's rule and since she served our country, I'm gonna call it that.

My dad fought in the Korean War, my uncle died in WWII, my great grandfather was in the calvary in the Civil War. And I am so grateful to all of them.

Who do you know that has served or is serving our country? Let's thank them!

23 comments:

small town dyke said...

my wife was Air force and will be again if they get rid of don't ask don't tell here soon!

CheekyMonkey said...

My brother, my uncle and my grandpa!!!!

Bina said...

My daddy served in the Korean War, as did my step-father. Both of my ex's were in the Army, and both were in Desert Storm, and my second husband retired from the Special Forces. There is no telling how many countries that man was in.

I, too, was in the military but I did serve my whole term because I got pregnant.

Happy Independence Day!

tommy said...

My mom, dad, both grandpas, brother, uncles, etc...I'm a total army brat ;) Happy Independence Day to you as well...

Hope its a great one :)

Vodka Mom said...

My father was in the Korean Conflict, and on the beaches of Normandy.


I salute ALL veterans.....every day.

Lola said...

My Dad served in WWII on the U.S.S. Allegan, a cargo ship. Yesterday I was going through an old box of photos and found the 1944 Christmas Party menu for the U.S.S. Allegan's.

I also have 2 cousins that served in Vietnam.

Dana said...

I'm such a pain in the ass, aren't I? I did an informal pole at work today - asked about 10 co-workers if they knew WHY it was called Independence Day. Want to take any guesses as to how many knew? ONE!

I worry about this country sometimes ...

Grant said...

On which side did your great-grandfather fight? If the South, then happy explosives day to you too. Otherwise, go home, yankee. :p

Evil Twin's Wife said...

The Evil Twin served in the Air Force. My dad was in the Army - loads of other friends and family.

Knight said...

I always think of my grandfather who was a POW. I think I'll be giving him a call this weekend. Thanks for the reminder.

Scarlet said...

A few good men bloggers have served our country. I thank them and all men and women who served and continue to serve. They're awesome!!

Jeanne said...

My father-in-law served in WWII and he lost a younger brother in Vietnam. And my brother-in-law and his son both served in Desert Storm.

Thanks to them, and to all our brave soldiers.

Cloudia said...

Thanks Vets!!
Aloha-

http://comfortspiral.blogspot.com/2009/07/diverse-hawaii-islam-day.html

phd in yogurtry said...

My dad served in Korea. Became good friends there with a guy from Louisiana who eventually set him up on a blind date ... with my Mom!

Matt-Man said...

I serve in the ongoing war against stupidity and people with sticks up their butt. It's an oft times losing effort. Have a wunnerful weekend. Cheers!!

rage said...

My father served in the Korean war and WWII.

Thank you to all vets!

Queen-Size funny bone said...

I thank you all for the freedom I enjoy on a daily basis

Spiky Zora Jones said...

My cousins are serving now. They are rangers and they kick ass...from a military family.

My friend just got back two months ago from his second tour. I have uncles that served too...high rank in the Air Force. Inmy mothers side great great grandfather...fought in the mexican revolution...when he was 15 years old. He was a Texan and adventurer with green eyes. My eldest son has green eyes like him, mother once said.

I'm proud too sweetie,
ciao honey...
I'm proud of them.

ntsc said...

My Grandfather was in the Spanish American War (he lost friends on the Maine), my father crossed the beach from the Atlantic into North Africa (he was 34 with wife and son), my aunt Clair was in Japan, Korea and Germany and I served during Vietnam. Seems to be the family thing.

ntsc said...

Published too soon.

But today isn't the day to remember Vets, try the Declaration, the Constitution and the Founding Fathers (no not the Christian ones, there weren't many).

Veterans remember on Memorial Day, preferably the real one, and Veteran's Day, properly Armistice Day. Be silent for a minute at 11 AM. And know why.

Don't shop.

Lynette said...

Yippeee! Happy 4th!

Enjoy the fireworks, cookouts and great family times!

Slyde said...

amen sister...

Ashleigh said...

Amen!

I totally wanted to shoot a pic of me doing that but I don't have the lucious flowing blonde locks she has.

My dog does though. See pic on my blog.

My uncle and stepdad were Vietnam but not in actual combat. So I'm always thankful.

p.s. as a photog-junkie, i could not help but notice that BLONDIE has the flag on backwards but that's just me. hee-hee.