Veterans Day


I’m a day late with this post but I just wanted to acknowledge that yesterday, November 11, was Veterans Day.

According to Wikipedia, Veterans Day is set aside to thank veterans for their service, to acknowledge that their contributions to United States national security are appreciated, and to underscore the fact that all those who served – not only those who died – have sacrificed and done their duty.

But I’d also like you to remember and honor the military families, both present and past, who have sacrificed so much during times of war. Remember that many families will be separated during this holiday season and that while so many children are wishing for the latest video game system for Christmas, others are just wishing that their mother or father will return home safe.

The above photo was taken when my husband returned from Iraq last spring. We were lucky in that everyone who left together, came home together. But as we have all become painfully aware, this is not always the case. Please take a moment to remember the sacrifices of our military men, women, and children. And if you know a spouse that is dealing with the pressures of deployment, see if you can find a way to help. Some homemade cookies, a dinner invitation, or even just a few kind words can be more help than you would ever imagine.

  1. Meagan

    Wow.. that seems like so long ago!! Half of those kids aren’t even here anymore… my how things change!! Beautiful picture.. with lots of love!!

    12:11 pm  Nov 12th, 2007
  2. claudia

    what a great pic. really makes me think. it’s crazy – i didn’t even know it was veteran’s day. but i’m glad i do now. our troops are so so brave…

    3:23 pm  Nov 12th, 2007
  3. Ruby

    Great post Nicole!

    3:29 pm  Nov 12th, 2007
  4. ~moe~

    Thank you for this post. As a military member it’s sad how often our families are forgotten. They struggle too and they have given their lives for the security of the US by being supportive of their S.O. in the service. Thanks to you and your husband for your service. I’m proud to stand along side of you.

    4:49 pm  Nov 12th, 2007
  5. julie

    Thanks for this 🙂
    I have been reading your blog off and on for a while, and hadn’t realized you’re a fellow military wife – it makes me like you even more!
    Thanks for what you do!

    7:41 pm  Nov 12th, 2007
  6. Jason

    Today is the only day I have that is worth anything. I don’t get fathers day or any other role specific day, so Veterans Day I believe I should get to do whatever I want.

    8:08 pm  Nov 12th, 2007
  7. Dani

    Thanks for this post, Nicole.

    12:33 am  Nov 13th, 2007
  8. Steff

    As a military child, active duty member, and lastly a military wife I thank you for your post and for supporting those who sacrifice everything for our freedom.

    BTW, made the lemon cake bars (courtesy of your Nana), for my Bunco girls last week and they loved them but not as much as my oldest son, he devoured them!

    1:49 am  Nov 13th, 2007
  9. Nicole

    Thank you all for your comments! I’m super busy with the move right now and don’t have internet access in our hotel. Unfortunately I might not be able to respond to comments as frequently as normal. Thanks again 🙂

    5:28 pm  Nov 13th, 2007
  10. Jennie

    What a precious picture! I think sometimes we forget and think of Veteran’s Day as just another holiday and day off work, but it is so much more than that. Thanks for the reminder.

    9:07 pm  Nov 13th, 2007
  11. David

    what a favorite picture. Thanks for the great information on Veterans Day.This will be very helpful to all the homemade cookies lovers to get a good idea on homemade cookies. Few days back I’ve been for a site which consists similar information on homemade cookies

    9:51 am  Nov 14th, 2007
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