Thursday, November 11, 2010

Say Thanks to a Veteran Today

I would like to say thanks to my father, a Korean war veteran, and to my husband, a Vietnam veteran. It is because of millions like them that we enjoy so many freedoms today.

Today a special honor was bestowed upon my father.  He was our county's Veteran of the Year, an award given to someone who has gone above and beyond in service to the VFW.

On the 11th day of the 11th month, at the 11th hour, my Mom and Dad were among  VFW members across this great country placing wreaths in rememberance to those who have served. Here they are placing the wreath for the Korean war. 

This is my father at the podium, behind the tomb of the unknown soldiers, accepting the award.
Unfortunately I was not able to attend because I was in a training class at work.  At least my husband was able to go and took these two pictures.  I really should have missed that training class and went anyway. I am so sad that I was not there in person to see my dad get this honor. 


  1. Oh Zoey - I'm so sorry you weren't able to be at the ceremony. I'm sure your dad knows how proud your are of him.

  2. What an honor for your Dad. Tell him thank you for serving our country!

  3. Zoey, A well-deserved honor for your father and a thank you to all veterans for their service to our country. I'm sorry you weren't able to attend the ceremony, but your father knows you love him.

  4. What a great honor for your must be so proud of him!

  5. Zoey, a great tribute to your dad!


  6. Congrats to your Dad...that is wonderful...tell him Thank you from Texas....

  7. I can imagine how proud you must be of your Dad. Give him my thanks from Georgia as well.

  8. Congrats to your dad! Glad DH got to go and you got these wonderful photos.


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