Friday, May 28, 2010

FREEDOM IS A FAVORITE THING

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 My husband (my hero) served in that war that America doesn’t talk about.

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Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday weekend, as we remember to give thanks for and pray for those who have and are serving in our military and for their families.  laurie



22 comments:

Sherry said...

Laurie,
How right you are that our favorite thing is freedom. And how lucky we are to have it!!! Thanks to all of brave men and women in the military! Have a great Memorial Day weekend!
Sherry

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Please tell your hero husband - Thank you!...for his service - and also thank you for being a supportive wife during a time when it was most difficult. No matter what anyone's views are on any individual war -- our service men and women are ALL heros!

MimiKay50 said...

Laurie,
I remember the first day we meet we realized after only a few minutes of conversation both of our husbands had served in Vietnam and that was an instant bond to our friendship. I'm always so proud when our service men and women are recognized in church on Memorial Day Sunday. Thank you so very much for posting this.
Beverly

ellen b. said...

A big thank you and hug for your husband who served in Viet Nam. My BIL also did and has never talked about it. Blessings....

Kathleen said...

Thanks to your dear husband..Many of my friends served in Viet Nam. and hope they know how many of us appreciate the hell they went through!
God bless them, the ones who are gone, and the ones who are serving now..

GrannySue said...

I vividly remember Vietnam and those friends and family who served. I also had uncles who served in Korea and it sure wasn't like Mash. I wear red every Friday as my small way to thank all of those who have fought and fight to allow me the blessing of freedom.

There just aren't enough ways to say Thank You.

aimee said...

thank you to your husband and you. i just got off the phone with my son who was given a short phone call. he is in sc at army bootcamp. it was so great to hear from him :) we are going to see him graduate on june 10. cant wait! my dad served in the military and retired three years ago. his three brothers also served.
blessings,
aimee

Linda said...

Laurie I love your post! I am a Marine brat and my Dad served in Viet Nam. I was a teenager and so proud of him. I lost High School friends who went to Viet Nam. It is a war we should talk about and the bravery of our soldiers!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

What a lovely tribute to your hero husband! Thank-you Laurie, this was a touching post! Enjoy your weekend my friend,
Cindy

3sisters365 said...

Our dad served in Vietnam too, Laurie. Our Vietnam vets over here are certainly honoured much more these days and they make up a huge number of vets who proudly march on Anzac day (our Memorial Day) over here.

Please thank your husband from us.

Lest we forget.

Natasha, Stacey and Holly.

Sarah said...

Laurie, my husband, brother, brother-in-law, and several friends all served during the Vietnam War, and I've other family members who served during WWII. We owe all of our service men and women a debt of gratitude. Thank you for this beautiful post which honors and pays tribute to these brave individuals.
All the best on this Memorial Day Weekend ~ Sarah

The Tablescaper said...

Beautiful post. So special.

Happy Memorial Day.

- The Tablescaper

susan said...

Laurie-Our freedom is something so easy to take for granted. I am truly grateful for the men and women who preserve and defend it...and for the families at home who make it possible. Thanks for a beautiful post. It gave me goosebumps ( my personal indicator of GOOD!:). Wish you and your a happy and safe weekend!

Mellodee said...

Amen!!

vignette design said...

God bless your husband (and hero) for his service in the Viet Nam war. Thank you too Laurie for reminding us that freedom comes with a price.
Memorial Day is bitter sweet for me. Sweet because I was married 28 years ago and bitter because my cousin Steve was killed this day 35 years ago. Steve Prefontaine. He was America's best long distance runner and only 24 years old when he died. This holiday is always conflicting for me.

Maggie B said...

Laurie,
I so enjoyed reading your tribute to your husband and all of those who continue to lay their lives on the line in the name of freedom.
I'm joining in for the first time this week, thanks for being such a gracious hostess.
~Maggie~

~Robin~ said...

Thank you for reminding everyone how sweet Freedom is - my grandfather is a WWII vet, he's 87 years old. There are so few of them left...my father was also in the military. I don't think that there is anyone who doesn't know someone who has defended this country. While I may not agree with everything our government does, I do whatever I can to support our troops and remember those who have laid it all on the line for the rest of us.

Happy Memorial Day, have a great weekend and thank you to your husband and every other member of our military - past, present and future.

shirley said...

Words well said. Honor those who keep us safe from harm and distruction. Bless those away from our homelands and honor all those that have gone before us!
Happy Memorial Day to you and your family.

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Laurie,
Beautiful Memorial Day post. You are so right about the war no one talks about. Thank you to your hubby for his service to our country.
Blessings to you and yours for a special holiday weekend.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Laurie!

Sorry I didn't get to link up this week. Unexpected out of state visitors. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Memorial weekend! And give your hubby a big hug and a bigger thank you from me for being there for our country!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hello sweet lady...

My friend, you are so very right...my freedom was bought and paid for with the many sacrafices of those who have fought for it! I am so very thankful for each of them!!! I pray always for our service men and women who continue to serve and sacrafice for our great country and freedom!!!

What a wonderful tribute to your honey, Laurie...he certainly is a hero! Give him an extra hug for us today...okay! Girlfriend, have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! Thank you so much for hosting Favorite Things Saturdays for us...I really enjoyed participating this week!

Love ya,
Chari @Happy To Design

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great post! Thanks.
Hope you are enjoying your weekend.