Sunday, November 11, 2012

Veteran's Day, 2012

Today the words are from 2nd LT Chris Westfall, the son of dear dear friends. He is presently serving in the Air Force. The photos are mine and were taken at Jefferson Barrack's National Cemetery.




From Lexington and Concord to Gettysburg and Antietam,
Normandy and Iwo Jima to Iraq and Afghanistan,
to those who came before and blazed the trail,
I salute you!




To those who answer the call in the future,
To those stationed around the country,
and especially those overseas and deployed downrange,
it is my honor to call you brothers and sisters.



To those who answer the call in the future,
Godspeed and may God bless you all and keep you safe.


And to you all,


I say thank you, from the bottom of my heart!

And, thank you Chris!

6 comments:

  1. Somber but beautiful pictures.

    I must say they make me a little sad though. So many rows of headstones. Too many lives lost.

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    1. It isn't just veterans who died in combat buried here. There are veterans who lived their lives full out and their wives, too. Here's a link to who is eligible: http://www.cem.va.gov/bbene/eligible.asp

      That said, yes, too many lives lost.
      ~k

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  2. Good posting....not enough folks remember

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    1. Thank you, Dom. I'm glad you approve.
      ~k

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    1. Thank you, Martha. I am amazed at how quiet it is there.
      ~k

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