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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Thank a Veteran Today, They Deserve it #ThankAvEt #VeteransDay

The fighting in World War 1 ended on November 11, 1918.  Every year since then, people have honored anyone who has fought for his or her country.  The United States call this  day Veterans Day.  In Canada, it is called Remembrance Day.
 A family friend dropped by yesterday and  gave us a cake.  It's been three years now since they started their family tradition of thanking a vet, my husband included.  In our  street, there are three Veterans so the family gave each family a sweet treat.  Our two neighbors  are both Vietnam war vets and we  respect and salute them for that.
 My kids  brought  papers about  the  story of Veterans day.  I did not learn this when I took my  citizenship test but now I know that there are 35 countries who  in World War 1.  They fought for 5 years, from 1914-1918.  The United States fought in the war from 1917-1918.
 According to the story, when countries finally stopped fighting,  the leaders signed an armistice.  They signed the armistice on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.  The armistice meant that the war is over.  President Wilson made November 11 a holiday to remember the ed of the war.  The holiday was called Armistice Day.

It said that the body of an unknown soldier  was brought to America from France.  His body was buried in a tomb at Arlington National Cemetery.  IT was called the  the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

The US was in three more wars, World War 2 (this is where my father-in-law served). the Korean War, and the Vietnam war.  The name of the holiday was changed into Veterans Day.
  My husband served 20 years in the Navy.  He retired   five years ago.  He said that he learned a lot  in the military.  It taught him  discipline, work ethics and respect.
 He spent most of his tours in Asian countries such as Philippines, Kora,  and Japan.  He was stationed in Guam when I met him then he was stationed back here in the US for his retirement.  However, on his last two years of service, he was asked to be stationed in South Korea and we were able to  spent his last two years in the Navy with him.
 He is  glad he served, he is glad he retired but I can tell he miss the travels that he used to do when he was still in the service.  When he was interviewed for a book that a museum is trying to make, he told them that he would do it all over again if he has to.
 My kids admired  their Pap and Dad for their services.  They are their real heroes.  My son wants to join the military as well when he grows up.  Let us see if it doesn't change.  We will support him if he still interested in joining.
My father-in-law survived the WW2, he is now 93.  Two of his  brothers were also drafted in the military.  His brother Paul died in Normandy and was buried there.  I can't imagine how  their parents felt  when they were informed.  I remember Dad telling us a story when they were fighting the Japs in Japan, he said that one bullet  put a hole in his pants.  He believed God was looking  out for him that day.

To Dad, John, and all veterans, thank you so much for all your sacrifices!
If you get a chance, thank a Veteran today, they deserve it!

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Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle said...

This is such a great idea. Whether or not you agree with what the higher ups decide to do with our military, the men and women who serve in it do it to keep us safe and secure.

Jeannette said...

My dad was a Navy man too. He made a career out of it and also would redo all of it again if he could. Thank you for your service!

Ann B said...

It is so important to thank veterans for their service. I love the idea of a special cake. A nice way to celebrate this special day.

Masshole Mommy said...

My husband is a vet and I definitely thanked him. He was out all day collecting his Vet's Day freebies.

Liz Mays said...

Aww how sweet! What a nice way to say thanks. That cake is so pretty!

Elizabeth O. said...

Happy Veterans day! That is so touching, even your neighbors are sweet. It's really important to celebrate and honor them.

Lisa said...

That is so awesome that you got him a cake. Definitely thank him from all of us.

Jennifer Van Huss said...

This is the perfect post for today! What a great way to honor your husband and all vets that have served this country well!

Deal Match Maker said...

Thats a nice way to celebrate and to honor them! Lovely cake! He deserved it

Mistee Dawn said...

I definitely honored quite a few vets yesterday. My Dad, my father-in-law and 2 uncles are Vietnam Vets. And I have may cousins serving right now.

Ourfamilyworld said...

What sweet neighbors you have. The cake looks moist and delicious. Happy Veterans Day!

Lynndee said...

How sweet! Happy Belated Veteran's Day to your hubs, sis. I hope he had a wonderful day.

Ricci said...

Happy late Veteran's Day!! I went to Arlington Cemetery this past summer and unfortunately didn't get to see the tomb of the unknown solider but I wish I had been able to. I am so thankful for all the vets out there who volunteered their time and in some cases, themselves, to protect this great country.

Thirty Something Super Mom said...

Happy Veterans Day and The Day After as well :) It's really important to remember what people go through for us and we need to be appreciative. I love that cake!

Maria Teresa Figuerres said...

Happy Veterans Day to your husband and father-in-law. We owe these veterans a lot, and it's only proper that we honor them for the sacrifices they did for the country.

Tiffany said...

That's awesome! I never knew how important Veteran's Day was until I started having friends that were veterans. I saw what they went through for our freedom and am much more appreciative now!

Lisa Rios said...

I agree it is so much important to celebrate and honor them for all the great service they have been doing. The cake looks delicious & I think it is a wonderful way to give what he deserves.

HilLesha O'Nan said...

That is a sweet way to thank a vet on Veteran's Day! That cake looks really good, too.

Bonnie Gowen said...

Happy late Veteran's Day. That is so awesome you had a cake brought to you. Looks really yummy.

Krystal Butherus said...

Love that you got a cake! Looks tasty. It's important to take the time to recognize those who serve.

Ckrusch said...

It is so important to thank veterans for their service. I love the idea of making a cake. A really nice way to celebrate and thank them in this special day.

mail4rosey said...

That's a sweet cake and a sweet post. :) We have veterans in our family too. :)

Erin Shebish said...

What a delicious looking cake and amazing post! Happy belated Veterans Day!

nova hedges said...

Happy Veterans Day to your husband, that cake surely tastes and look good.

adriana nudo said...

What a beautiful cake! Veterans Day is so important and it seems like this year more people actually took the time to observe which was nice.

Clarissa Esquivel said...

Looks like a veterans day well spent! xoxo

Marissa Biden Sergey Christina Murphy said...

sweet cake,
the thought brought lots of emotions to us.

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