Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day

My father lived through his service to our country and was awarded his medal personally.  Many did not.  To the brave men and women who lost their lives defending our freedom, Thank You!

 

27 comments:

Tracie said...

Is that a purple heart medal? I don't think I've ever seen one. What a special treasure for you to have.

Hope you're enjoying your weekend!

DrSoosie said...

Beautiful medal...wonderful thought and sentiment. To your dad and all the men and women who came before and after him who may not have received a medal but gave of themselves to this great country of ours with honor and tremendous sacrifice...God bless!

KrippledWarrior said...

Be blessed.

Ashley King said...

Happy Memorial Day, Ms Anthropy.... thank you for posting something to remind us of what this day is about besides just bbq'ing, sunshine and family.... it's about much more... =)

hope you're doing well!!!

RawknRobynsGoneBlogWild said...

That's incredibly inspiring. I'm glad you have that medal.
Blessings,
Robyn

The Empress said...

I am enjoying seeing all the Memorial Day posts today.

This was a fine one, Thank you.

Bossy Betty said...

Thank you for sharing this with us. Hope you are having a wonderful Memorial Day.

Jenny said...

Thank you for the steadfast reminder of the true meaning of the day. God bless your Father for his service.

aLmYbNeNr said...

Beautiful.

Marlene said...

Beautiful post. Thank you to your father.

Karen said...

You come from strong stock, Ms. A.

blueviolet said...

That is such a treasure. An honest treasure. :)

Sadako said...

Aww. This is a wonderful thing to read.

Ms. Anthropy said...

KW, Bless you.

Sadako, Thank you and thanks for dropping in.

Kristy said...

That is awesome that he got a Purple Heart (and that he lived to receive it in person)

Ms. Anthropy said...

Kristy, He was fortunate, indeed. It came close to being a different scenario.

Copyboy said...

Wow, I've never actually seen a photo of the award. You're father was truly a great man.

Momma Fargo said...

Very awesome cool! No wonder you are so great! You had great genes! Wonderful tribute!

TechnoBabe said...

Fortunately for you and the rest of your family, your father was alive to receive his well deserved award. I like the picture.

Ms. Anthropy said...

TechnoBabe, Thanks!

Ally said...

That's great! Your dad was too awesome :) I love that you share such awesome stories with us.

The Girl Next Door Grows Up said...

Oh wow. He was quite a man.

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Thank you for sharing this precious treasure with us! :) He was a special man!!
Hope your day is a great one!
B xx

Ashley S said...

Yes, service men & women are my heroes!! It takes a lot. My grandpa had a purple heart also :) It's an amazing feat! Thanks for sharing...

DeanO said...

That is nothing less then awesome - thanks for sharing

Iva said...

so beautiful and THANK YOU!!!

Marla said...

Wow~ What a treasure you hold in your hand. Gog bless your family!