Friday Videos Say Thank You

Yesterday was Veteran’s Day here in the US. So I figured that this video Kathlyn emailed me would make you weepy as much as it did me.

To those who serve: Thank you.


Friday Videos

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  1. Caitlin says:

    It was remembrance day here.

    My husbands father was a war hero. He fought in bomber command in the second world war.  He was 19, and a navigator.

    My grandfather fought too, he never talked about it, but vowed never to sleep under canvas again as long as he lived.

    My grandmother was a nurse, and the things she saw during the blitz…

    We have a lot to remember, so we do.

  2. Donna says:

    I spend lots of vacations taking my dad to his service reunions (Shout out my USS Zellers peeps!). These men who served from WWII through Viet Nam, everyone of them are my heros. We’ve sent my bff’s brother off on four tours, her nephews on two. We are blessed to have gotten them all back in one piece and heart whole. Always remember, it’s not some politician or bureaucrat behind a desk who keeps us safe, it’s the boots on the ground.

  3. Tina C. says:

    You could say it runs in the family.

    My parents met in the Air Force while stationed in Japan.  My uncle served in the Navy at China Beach during Vietnam.  I was in the Air Force.  (I was exactly 17 1/2 the day I left for Basic training.)  I met my first husband, my kids’ father, when we were both stationed at Holloman AFB, in New Mexico, when he was 21 and I had just turned 18.  His dad was in the Army.  My second husband was also in the Air Force.  His mother was, as well.  His father had been in the Army.  Both of my boys are currently in the Navy.  One has spent his entire enlistment in Virginia and I see him pretty regularly.  The other is a Navy corpsman (medic) with the Marines and he’s been to Iraq and is currently deployed (and, thankfully, bored as he can be!) somewhere in the South Pacific.  (I can’t wait until he gets home sometime next year!)

  4. My Dad served in the RAF. He was a radio operator on Halifax bombers. Towards the end of his time, he was taken into hospital for emergency surgery (an appendectomy). While he was recovering, his plane was shot down and everyone was lost. He rarely talked about his time, and he wouldn’t go to Germany again. He was in the 1000 bomber raids.
    My father in law was in the regular army (Irish Hussars – the dress uniform was spectacular). A cavalry regiment, which meant by the second world war, tanks. He was in Africa for most of World War II, and then brought into Germany to help liberate the concentration camps. Something he never talked about. He also went to Korea (British army was there as well as the Americans).
    Both my brothers in law were in the Senior Service (royal navy) and my sister in law was in the army. They were regulars (in it as a career).
    None of these people thought they were heroic. They all thought of it as doing a job. In my mind, that makes them more heroic, not less.

  5. Yesterday, hubby sang aboard the USS Missouri for its Sunset Service.  It’s amazing to meet the veterans from all the wars, but especially the few who are still living from WWII.

    In less than a month, Pearl Harbor will remember the 69th anniversary of the Japanese attack.  The vets will come out again to honor the fallen.  Every ship in Pearl Harbor will sail by the USS Arizona on the east side of Ford Island and then the USS Utah on the west side.  The sailors will man the rails and salute the fallen. 

    Hubby is active duty AF, his father is retired Air Force, I am a 12 year vet of the Air Force, my father and uncle served in the Korean conflict.  My grandfather served in the Royal Navy and my mother recently gave his medals to my husband.  Most of my friends are vets.  It’s just a way of life for us.

    I give a shout out to the RomVets, veterans who write romance!

  6. Alone in the North says:

    The men I love in are in A’stan.

    Yes, Canada’s still there.

  7. Kristin says:

    What a heart-wrenching video.  Thank you to all our soldiers.

  8. Suze says:

    Yes, Canada’s still there.

    And apparently we’re going to stay there, and it’s Harper’s decision ALONE to make, no vote required by parliament.  Grrrr.

  9. HelenB says:

    My grandfather joined the army at the start of war in 1914. When he got to france it was the rule that when you “went over the top” (out of the trench running at german machine guns,) you ONLY had your bayonet, no bullets in your rifle. He made it back from the first attack and everafter always had a bullet in his gun, regardless of orders. That’s one of the few memories he shared with me.  Those giving the orders were of course safe behind the lines. The poor sods of officers only had their sticks at first, not even a revolver.

  10. The Veterans Day National Committee also selects a number of regional sites for Veterans Day observances throughout the country. From stirring parades and ceremonies to military exhibits and tributes to distinguished veterans, these events serve as models for other communities to follow in planning their own observances.

  11. Kilian says:

    And when you come back, if you need a nurse, I’ll be there for you.

    Kilian Metcalf RN
    Tucson VA hospital

    choice39:  You had 39 other options, and you chose to serve your country.  Thank you.

  12. Stephanie says:

    Great video.  Thanks for posting it.  Thanks to our vets.

  13. Nice video! Keep posting such stuff ) You’re the best!

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