Monday, May 30, 2011

Honor and Remembrance

Today we set aside a time to honor our service men and women of both the present and the past.  We take time to thank them for their service and their sacrifice for our country and our freedom.  More than any nation on earth, we have much for which to be thankful.  Because of that, we owe a greater debt of gratitude to those who have won and kept our country free. 

In light of those thoughts, I wanted to post pictures of some of my family who have served, and those who are now serving.  My heart bursts with pride to know my heritage.  I want each of them to know how thankful I am for all they have given to me and to our country.

My Sweet Nephew after Basics in Ft. Leonard Wood, MO
Caleb M. Watkins
U.S. Army---TN National Guard
2010 - Present
My Nephew-In-Love on deployment in Iraq, 2005
Brian K. Eppers
U. S. Army
2004 - Present
Currently Medical NCO · Des Moines, Iowa
Weapons of Mass Destruction - Civil Support Team

My Handsome Daddy
Van P. McDonald
U.S. Army---Sharpshooter
Koren Conflict Era
April, 1952 - September, 1953

My Great-Uncle
Ralph F. Newland
U. S. Army
World War II

Endure suffering along with me,
as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.
Soldiers don’t get tied up in the affairs of civilian life,
for then they cannot please the officer who enlisted them.

2 Timothy 2: 3 & 4


Pat said...

What wonderful have a lot to be proud of, and I share with you in your gratitude and love for all of our service people!

Trish said...

A big thank you to all of the handsome heroes in your family.
Love you Diane...don't know how I missed this on Memorial day!