Veterans, thank you.

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As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. ~John Fitzgerald Kennedy

my little brother Ross, serving with his buddies in Iraq

Today we remember those who have served, and those who died doing so. Please remember to thank the veterans in your life today, this is a day where we can tell them how much they mean, what we appreciate about them and in that, showing them that we do not take for granted their service to our nation.

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Iraqi Kids Playing with US Soldiers


We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude. ~Cynthia Ozick


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WWII soldiers


When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep? ~George Canning

Iraq Memorial "A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself." by VetFriends.com.
Iraq Memorial



Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die. ~G.K. Chesterton

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Iwojima

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My family who has served in the Army, Navy, Marines and Coast Guard:
Thank you Ross.
Thank you Dad.
Thank you Grandpa Durand.
Thank you Grandpa Jackson.
Thank you Uncle Jack.
Thank you Grandpa Marble.
Thank you Grandpa Cox.