Thursday, November 11, 2010

In Honor Of Those Who Serve

I love seeing lots of facebook status honoring all of those who served and died for us and who are continuing to serve our country. I am so glad people are taking this day to recognize and remember. But sadly come tomorrow most will forget, myself being included. But there are some of us who can't forget.

Growing up my best friend lived two doors down. We played together, had sleep-overs, and even boxed each other once-but that is a story for another day. In Junior High she moved to the other side of town and our friendship drifted a bit with the distance. Buy thanks to facebook we have been able to reconnect.

And why do I mention Jill today? Her husband is currently deployed, again. She has gone through this before, but this time around she is blogging about it. She writes about what it is like to raise two young girls while her husband is away. So today please head over to her blog (just click the link here) and thank her for the sacrifice her whole family gives.


  1. Thanks for the link up. Rich told me some complaints were being made about folks on FB "Whoring up" the fact that they either are a vet or are currently serving this country. It's too bad the complainers do not recognize the reason they have to exercise their freedoms! I will be visiting your friend soon. Thanks.

  2. I don't think most of us can comprehend the sacrifices made by so many to keep us safe and allow us the freedoms we have. It is so easy to get lost in the day to day of life and not think about the many people who have given us the day to day.
    Though many people oppose the war, the military, everything, they should still be grateful for all the soldiers past and present. This is a soapbox of mine. I will be visiting your friend. Thank you.

  3. Really puts things in perspective. I know what its like to have my husband gone...but cant comprehend what it must feel like in that situation

  4. I have friends that have husbands in the military and I have no idea how they do it when their husbands are away. I thank them all for the major sacrifice they ALL make.

  5. What a wonderful way to pay tribute to those who serve and those who are left behind ... too often we forget all about them.