Thank you Veterans.
Thank you for your service.
Thank you for keeping our country safe.
Thank you for your sacrifice - physically and emotionally.
Thank you families who stand beside those who have served, who serve us now.
God bless them all.
The above picture was taken many years ago when my Great Uncle Les was up visiting from New Mexico. Somehow someone (most likely my mom's doing-thanks mom!) convinced these four (representing the Navy, Air Force and Army) to march in our local summer Bear Festival parade together - such a special memory. My Dad is on the left (with my sister in front - yes, that blonde haired, blue eyed cutie!), my Uncle Barry with his daughter Bridget (who grew up in Germany while my Uncle served many years there and now Shannon, his younger dsughter, is the wife of a career military man herself. Thank you for your continued service Jameel.) Next to my Uncle Barry is my Great Uncle Les with his Granddaughter, and to the far right my Grandpa Ray with my cousin Cheri.