May 24

Thursday Favorite Things: Our Heroes

When I was just a girl, I watched as the boys in my high school went off to Viet Nam. I knew some of them well, and we just didn’t understand. One of the boys came home having lost an arm as he was leading his men in defending our way of life on the other side of the world. No one likes war. But one thing we can all agree on is that those who sacrifice so we can live in safety and freedom must never be forgotten and must always be told how much we appreciate them. This is a simple and humble expression of my gratitude.

No, this is not my picture . . . . but it expresses a bit of my heartfelt gratitude to all who have given so much that I might live in the greatest country on earth. Not perfect, but this is the place we all call home. God Bless America! And God, please bless all those who have lost loved ones and those who are suffering great pain and loss as a result of their service. Help them to know how much their sacrifice is honored and their gift to us is treasured.

   Please turn off music at the bottom of the page to listen to “Always Faithful” by Trace Adkins

Trace Adkins: “Always Faithful”



  1. Lori

    What a beautiful song! I listen to KLOVE, a Christian station, and don’t often get to hear some of the beautiful country artists out there. I was just telling my husband the other day that it just occurred to me that our school children do not raise and lower the flag each day. I remember what an honor it was to get to do this, and what a tragedy that our children and grandchildren don’t get to experience the America we knew. Praise God we have these brave people that fight for our freedoms everyday! Thanks for sharing. I’m a new follower, Lori

  2. GraceinAZ

    A wonderful tribute and thank you. Our service men and women are our heroes. Hubby and I sometimes buy their meals when we are out to eat.
    Hugs, GraceinAZ

  3. Katherines Corner

    A beautiful post my cherished friend. It was so nice speaking with you the other day Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop Big Hugs xo

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