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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Honoring Our Veterans!


We say “thank you” when a store clerk hands us
change. We wave “thank you” when a motorist yields
us the right of way. We thank our friends when they
pay us compliments. If you think about it, we probably
use the words “thank you” or some variation of it at
least a dozen times a day. But how do you thank
someone for saving the world?
When you ask young men and women to endure
great hardships, drastically change their lifestyles and
possibly give their lives for you – the words “thank
you,” seem woefully insufficient.
Simply put, we owe them a debt that can never
be re-paid!
taken from: American Legion Veterans Day Speech 2008

6 comments:

The Tucker's and Wolek's said...

AMAZING speech!!!!! sooooooooooooooooooooooo VERY TRUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WONDERFUL tribute my friend! :):):):):):):)

CINNIBONBON said...

Thank you girl..
My throat is tight as I read this and listen to your "bumper of my SUV". It's a bit early this morning to shed a tear...but thank you for allowing me to do so!

Nothing means more to me than the Corps. I have always felt that, that part of my life made me the person I always wanted to be. Those memories, both good and bad will remain with me till my grave. Every USMC image, every Marine, every Eagle, Globe and Anchor...peirce my heart til this day. And I know you truly understand that.
XOXOXO

Sasha said...

Girl you know you gave me tears and chills .. and man that song "The Bumper of my SUV" .. WHEW.

love you girl .. GO MARINES ..even though I am Air Force LOL .. we all are fighting this fight together.

xoxo
Sasha

lauren said...

Thank you for sharing this... very moving!

Anonymous said...

I'M VERY PROUD TO BE YOUR DAD AND SO LUCKY TO HAVE A DAUGHTER LIKE YOU!!!!!! YOU, YOUR MOTHER, AND YOUR SISTER MADE MY TOUR IN THE UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS ALL WORTHWHILE AND IT IS SUCH AN HONOR TO HAVE SERVED MY COUNTRY,FOR ALL WHO BELIEVE IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!!!!! I LOVE YOU VERY MUCH.

Tracy Dorton said...

What an amazing speech and what a great message from your daddy. I love that guy!!! Veteran's Day is very important to us, too...it's great to spread the word!