Tuesday, November 11, 2008

They've Been There, They've Done That

Our veterans. Today, we remember them. We honor them. We thank them.
The remarkable gentlemen above were photographed in our church's fellowship hall on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of D-Day in 2004. Since that time, the smiling man with the cane (seated, on the right) has passed away. The other five WWII veterans are vitally present. They continue to not only attend our church, but they volunteer their time. They share their wisdom. They tell jokes, in person and via email. They're politically savvy and philosophically thoughtful. They play with -- and perform magic tricks for -- our children. They have earned our gratitude on so many levels; words seem inadequate, except for two:

Thank you.
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13 comments:

Terri said...

Thank you to all of you for all that you have done for us!

Harris Boys said...

Thank you to all our veterans and current men and women in our armed forces.

Threeundertwo said...

A very nice homage to these men. I am proudly flying our flag today.

Thank you veterans.

BoufMom9 said...

What a lovely photo! What a fantastic group of gentlemen & friends.
I was going to post photos of my grandfathers from WWII, but sadly my mom was out of town and I couldn't get into the house today:(

Rebecca said...

We forget too easily...thanks for posting the picture.

Jenni Jiggety said...

What an aweseom photo! Thank you for posting it!

Zip n Tizzy said...

And, Thank You.
lovely homage.

cc said...

Beautiful! What wonderful gentleman. My grandfather was a WWII vet as well. He never spoke of it. He passed away 2 yrs ago and I still miss him every day.

This men are the true Heros of our time... I am glad they are still so very active. Cherish them.

What a wonderful post to do about our veterns...

which, btw... thank you to all the veterns out there.

thank you, cheryl for doing a wonderful post!

noble pig said...

What a lovely tribute. Thank you!

Laura said...

I love men that age.
I want to hug them all and thank them.

Nancy said...

How very cool that you have these men at your fingertips to hug and thank - and to be there for your kids to learn from

Joe Pistorio said...

Very touching. Thanks for sharing.

Joe Pistorio said...

Very touching. Thanks for sharing.