Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veteran's Day

Today I also think of my nephew, just shy of his 20th birthday, who was killed in a training exercise about 15 years ago. He was so proud and excited to be a Marine. Something went wrong during that training exercise. David died doing what he had worked so hard for and for something he felt so proud about. We miss him.

When I soon visit my parents, brothers, and neices, etc, in Texas, I will be looking for those young soldiers as I talked about below.

(ps -the image says "american" veterans, but since I have friends in many places, I extend that to others who've lost friends and loved ones - and those who have served  - and . . .well, everything)
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Masia Mum said...

Today is the day we remember all the lives lost in our army, navy and air force in WW1, WW2 and all the military conflicts since and those ungoing. Two minutes silence is taken at 11 am on the
11th day of the 11th month [the exact time the WW1 ended]. The red poppy is sold throughout November to raise money for the veterans and most of the British population willingly buy these and wear them with pride. Unfortunately there are some extremists who think that somehow this glorifies war and worst still there was a despicable [thankfully very small] group who chose to burn a large red poppy in protest. I can't imagine how anyone who has lost a loved one while they were fighting for their country felt when they saw this image on our news programmes.

Chris Phillips said...

I'm sorry for your loss. My cousin is a Marine. Deployed just this week.

john bord said...

There are times that I wonder if we fully grasp these moments. Platitudes abound and unless one is touched like you were, so many words are empty.

Susan R. Mills said...

Sorry for your loss.

Karen said...

Kathryn, I am so sorry. Marines are great, of course I'm prejudice. Bless him for wanting to serve and be a part of the military.

Blessings this Veteran's Day.

Marguerite said...

So sorry about your nephew. We owe all of our veterans a debt of gratitude, and this post is a nice tribute to them all.