Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Veterans Day 2014


I caught this flag blowing in the cool breeze as I was leaving church this Sunday. Just a few days before Veterans's Day. What an appropriate way to think about our veterans.....who gave up their freedom to join the ranks of the military....Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, Merchant Marines..to serve and protect our nation's rights...for our country's freedom....so our flag of stars and stripes, can wave on the breeze. All over this land.  Let freedom ring!!!  Thanks to all our veterans out there in blog land and their families who give up their freedoms as well.  Many are serving overseas while some are serving stateside.  Although I never went into battle and always thought you had to be in a war to be a veteran, I am proud to be an Air Force veteran. I am thankful for the men and women who have gone before me, leading the way. Weapons and strategies changed over the years. More high tech machines than the Civil War and WWI. When I was in, there was no internet or skype to keep in better touch with our families back home. But we are better for what we did, for our country, if/when the need arose.  Ready! 

This is a lovely tree in the parking lot that I chose to share as well....the colors are still bright on them but they are fading, the leaves are blowing away in the wind. Just a bit like our flag, but different...the flag's color do not fade or run. We are brave and freedom spreads like the leaves, blowing in the wind. Carrying it on for the next generation....to be free! God bless America and our country's Veterans. 

      




F-4 flying at RAF Woodbridge and patch from the air base itself. These two photos I got from the internet, while browsing for the base we were stationed at. This base is no longer in operation as an air base. People live there and at some point, at RAF Bentwaters, it's turned into a park and museum. Not sure how it is now. Good memories there.

Thanks for stopping by and I always enjoy reading your comments. I should be better at replying as well. God bless and take care!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Have a great Veterans Day Becky! Thank you so very much for your service to our country. God bless!
Blessings, Aimee