Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Veterans' Day



This is a picture of my mom's father, photographed when he was a soldier in World War I. The men in our family have fought for our country's freedom going back to the American Revolution, when Grandpa's great great great grandfather was the minister of Brimfield, Massachusetts and sent the oldest four of his sons off to fight the Redcoats for the independence of the Colonies.

Today we honor American veterans for their service and sacrifice and their willingness to do the hard work so that we may sleep safely in our beds. May we learn from their selflessness and be worthy of their sacrifice.

5 comments:

Tracy said...

Such a rich family history you have, Golden West... This young man looked far to young to be going off to war... A lovely post and tribute on this day. :o) ((HUGS))

High Desert Diva said...

Yes...

Sweet Repose said...

You are so lucky to know of your family's history, I hope some day to be able to have the time to search ours...in the meantime...it's cracked in the head time...ha!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Well said.

Rachel Fenton said...

Very poignant.