I won’t forget

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One month ago, there was a parade through a local town: a soldier was coming home.   SPC Stephan Mace’s death was heavily noted on a local level.   Citizens and flags of all sizes lined the streets and at the center of town, the largest flag flew somberly at half-mast.

The tragedy that occurred last Thursday at Fort Hood, Texas, is being acknowledged on a much larger scale, and many American flags are being flown at half-mast today in respect for those who died.

Tonight I will attend a Veterans’ Day program at our high school, which is put on every year by the student Veterans club.  They spend 365 days each year on this program, working with groups and individuals, teachers and administration, families and military contacts. It is always a moving experience to attend this program, but tonight’s program will be especially moving.

Thank you, Veterans. Thank you, SuperDad. Thank you, Military Man and Rescue Ranger. THANK YOU to so many (including my brother, my uncle, my grandfather) who have served to protect us and to help others.

Here’s to the Heroes:

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9 responses to “I won’t forget

  1. Thank you and amen. I too have posted a link to a fine Remembrance Day video today.

    May we never forget.

  2. Thank you for remembering my menfolk. Thanks to yours too…to our fore fathers and many dear friends who serve.

  3. Wonderful. I love the picture, too. Poppies for veterans.

  4. beautiful post. they’re definitely in my thoughts today.

  5. I was here earlier from work, but couldn’t comment. I know you and your family will never forget and I am proud to know you. Enjoy your program tonight.

  6. That was a beautiful video. I too think those who serve their country are heroes. So are the families that support them so they can do their jobs.

    I want to thank you and your family for the sacrifices you have made to protect and defend the freedoms that I enjoy.

  7. Thank you, SuperDad! And thank you, for supporting him!

  8. I have chills.

    Many thanks to your husband and your family.

  9. That was wonderful! I’ve never heard that song before — but I really like it! A beautiful tribute!