Sunday, November 11, 2012

Veteran's Day 2012

On Armed Forces Day, we honor those who have served or who are serving in our nation's military.  On Memorial Day, we honor our war dead.  And today, on Veteran's Day, we traditionally honor those who have served or who are serving in combat - though in recent times, we use this day to honor all members of our armed services!

Today, we'd like to honor our favorite combat veteran - our dad!  We've shown you one of our favorite pix of him - this one ...

Mike and Booter, 1991
Dad and great brother Booter, 1991

... in previous Veteran's Day posts - but today we have a couple different  ones for you!

Here is Dad in front of part of the Brigade he commanded; they were getting into formation for the 2nd Infantry Division (2ID) Change of Command Ceremony back in 1995:

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Dad and the 2ID Division Support Command (DISCOM)

That was at a place called Camp Red Cloud, Korea.  [Mom was out in the stands somewhere - and great brother Booter and great sister Lucky were back at Mom's place in Seoul (Yongson Army Garrison), holding down the fort.]

Here's another shot of Dad with the Commander of the Korean Service Company (part of Dad's brigade):

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Dad and the KSC Commander

That was from where Dad lived - a place called Camp Casey, Korea.

We're very proud of our Dad's service in the Army - and that he is a combat veteran.  Here at Ao4 HQs, we understand that freedom is not free. We thank all of our veterans for their selfless service, dedication to duty, and their courage. It is because of these men and women that we enjoy the great freedoms we have today. They are the strength of America. 

Veterans - past and present - we thank God for you and pray for His blessing on each and every one of you.

With respect -
Zim and Dave
And our mom

15 comments:

Molly The Wally said...

Lovely post and tribute. Today is our Remembrance/Poppy Day and we too say thank you to those who have given and give so much for us. Have a super Sunday.
Best wishes Molly

Ginger Jasper said...

Great post.. We will remember them.. Hugs GJ xx

GOOSE said...

Thank you to your dad!! And to all who serve. They are a prt of me and MOM's prayers each and everyday.
Blessings,
Goose

achieve1dream said...

Those are great photos! I was hoping to go to the Veteran's Day parade here (which I thought was tomorrow, but apparently is today), but it got rained out. The wind is blowing so hard right now I just heard a tree limb crack and fall, scary! Anyway, happy Veteran's Day! I loved the post. :D

pattyink said...

What a lovely post and tribute to your Dad. God bless our veterans--and their families too!

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

You should all be so very proud of your Dad. Remembrance Day as it is called here is very emotional for my Jeannie. Sorry we don't blog so much as we used too but it was lovely to view your blog today and such lovely proud and brave photos of your Dad. Thank you.

NanaNor's said...

Thank you to your dad for serving; I had an uncle that fought in WW2 and well remember how it impacted him.
We are so blessed by those who give so willingly. I say Amen to your blessings on our military.
Hugs, Noreen & Hunter

savannahspawtracks.com said...

How wonderful to be so proud of Dad and he surely deserves it. Those who serve our country are pretty special.Paw pats for Dad, Savannah

harrispen said...

A big thank you to your dad and all the other veterans today! Thanks for sharing the pictures of your dad with us.

Millie & Cindy

Cara n Crew said...

Dave, Zim, please pass along our sincerest thanks to your dad. God bless all our veterans. Purrs,

Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, HOllie

Carol said...

Great post
A big Thank You to your dad, and all who served.

The silvers and more

BeadedTail said...

Thank you to your dad for his service to our country! We enjoyed seeing his photos! We are appreciative of him and all the veterans today and every day!

chicamom85 said...

That was a beautiful post. God bless your Dad and all who serve to keep us safe.

Loveys Sasha

Mitch and Molly said...

What a wonderful post! Thank you, Zim and Dave's dad!

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

The Websters said...

Tell your dad thanks so much! We thought of him yesterday while we were driving to church and all the flags were out!

Umm...I guess I wasn't driving to church. They don't let me go there.

Nora