My Husband "Subvet" says that when our first son "Sonshine" was born the sun rose on our world, when our second son "Gator" was born the sun laughed and when our daughter "Sugars" was born all the flowers bloomed. That says it all.

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
It's about learning how to dance in the rain."

Your mind is the garden, your
thoughts are the seeds, the harvest can either be flowers or weeds. — William

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Happy Veteran's Day

To my favorite veteran. Subvet, USN (RET) Submarines; taken September of 06

Grandaddy USArmy Air Corp, WWII

Here's the great stuff I found while out wishing all my veteran friends a Happy Veteran's Day.

The following came from Jen, Linda, The Chief and Cookie

On November 11, 1999 Terry Kelly was in a Shoppers Drug Mart store in
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. At 10:55 AM an announcement came over the
store's PA asking customers who would still be on the premises at 11:00 AM
to give two minutes of silence in respect to the veterans who have
sacrificed so much for us. A few did not....prompting him to write this song....




Whereas it has long been our customs to commemorate November 11, the anniversary of the ending of World War I, by paying tribute to the heroes of that tragic struggle and by rededicating ourselves to the cause of peace; and Whereas in the intervening years, the United States has been involved in two other great military conflicts, which have added millions of veterans living and dead to the honor rolls of this Nation; and

Whereas the Congress passed a concurrent resolution on June 4, 1926 (44 Stat. 1982), calling for the observance of November 11 with appropriate ceremonies, and later provided in an act approved May 13, 1938 (52 Stat. 351) , that the eleventh of November should be a legal holiday and should be known as Armistice Day; and

Whereas, in order to expand the significance of that commemoration and in order that a grateful Nation might pay appropriate homage to the veterans of all its wars who have contributed so much to the preservation of this Nation, the Congress, by an act approved June 1, 1954 (68 Stat. 168), changed the name of the holiday to Veterans Day:

Now, Therefore, I, Dwight D. Eisenhower, President of the United States of America , do hereby call upon all of our citizens to observe Thursday, November 11, 1954 , as Veterans Day. On that day let us solemnly remember the sacrifices of all those who fought so valiantly, on the seas, in the air, and on foreign shores, to preserve our heritage of freedom, and let us reconsecrate ourselves to the task of promoting an enduring peace so that their efforts shall not have been in vain.

I also direct the appropriate officials of the Government to arrange for the display of the flag of the United States on all public buildings on Veterans Day.

In order to insure proper and widespread observance of this anniversary, all veterans, all veterans' organizations, and the entire citizenry will wish to join hands in the common purpose.

Toward this end, I am designating the Administrator of Veterans' Affairs as Chairman of a Veterans Day National Committee, which shall include such other persons as the Chairman may select, and which will coordinate at the national level necessary planning for the observance. I am also requesting the heads of all departments and agencies of the Executive branch of the Government to assist the National Committee in every way possible.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and cause the Seal of the United States of America to be affixed.

Done at the City of Washington this eighth day of October in the Year of our Lord nineteen hundred and fifty-four, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and seventy-ninth.


Shake a soldier's Hand this week!

Note, each of the blogs that I've linked to in this post are written by veterans (well, Jen does all of Bill's writing here on thursdays...) Stop by and give them a good word. Also, Infantry Dad and Airbornedad


jennifer said...

Great post! I must say the last *you tube* with the man leaning on the wall, and the soldiers in the wall leaning right back really choked me up!

Always great to lift when in completion the post is like this!


Karen H. said...

Good evening Mighty Mom,
This is a great post you have here. We should always remember our service men and women everyday. They are our heroes. You could do the stew in a crock pot or oven. You would just need a big crock pot. And if you did it in the oven, you would probably need to use a roaster that you would cook a roast in. This recipe you could put anything you wanted to in it. I forgot to put on my blog that I cut up a half head of cabbage and put it in there also. He cooked it once last year and we used stew meat. This time, we added more stuff to it. Take care my friend and have a great weekend and God Bless You.

Karen H.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this. I'm calling my Papaw tomorrow. He served in the Navy in WWII on the U.S.S. Salt Lake City. I'm very proud of him.
Are you watching the PBS special on Wed. nights? It's called War. It's amazing.

MightyMom said...

you're asking me if I'm watching a show on TV??

You know I don't watch TV. Glad to hear it's good.

Tell Papaw I said "Thanks".

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Diane J. said...

I just did my post thanking our veterans too.

Good job, Sarah.

jennifer said...

Hey I love the added photos of those most precious to Mighty Mom!! Subvet is so handsome with his boys!

So far I love the on the floor hands on daddy that I have seen, you are a very blessed mom and wife!

Linda said...

I couldn't stop by on Veterans Day without saying a big thank you to Subvet for his service to our country! A thousand times thank you for all that you have done and all that you do!

This was a great post - everyone on the internet should read it and take it to heart but alas, most of them are out at the big Veterans Day sales ... '-(