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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

In Honor....

This day we honor our veterans: the brave, the strong, the determined, the freedom fighters - because freedom isn't free!


        My Grandfather (Frank Travis)       


My Dad (Bill Travis)


This is the new generation of soldiers: handsome, determined, brave, sons, brothers. Many will be away from home and family during the holidays.   

Pvc Jordan Travis Langston with sister, Camille - trying to look "Army tough".

Mr. Cy, not looking tough at all, just cute!



My thanks to all who sacrifice their time, their comfort and even their lives to preserve our freedoms.  Let us remember and honor them! 

13 comments:

Valerie said...

Connie,
What a sweet post! You are right, we should never forget the sacrifices that are made for freedom.
My dad is active in the American Legion, (he's the Commander of his Post). He and my mom are very patriotic. I am trying to get him to find his pictures from his Navy days...I think he was quite dashing, my mom thinks he looks drunk! :)

The Garden of Egan said...

That is a beautiful post. I love the old pictures. The handsome newer picture is awesome!
I have a son that did a tour of duty in Iraq. We are proud of him.

Julie Harward said...

God love them and bless them! My husband is a Viet Nam vet, I'm so glad he returned home in one piece to me and to our family! :D

Small House said...

There is never enough thank you's for the brave men and women who sacrifice so much for our country. Or for their mom's who are left to worry!

The pictures are priceless. A family that serves their country!!

My nephew is in a boat somewhere, where he can't say. Just today my sister emailed me the address to send him his Christmas card and small care pkg.

Thank you for such a beautiful post.
Sandr

Yvonne said...

What a wonderful post. I appreciate so much those who serve now and those who have served as well as their families.

Thank you.

Emma said...

So true!

Kazzy said...

I have a great uncle that went to Korea, but that's all I know of in my family. I think we are all too short. :)

I do appreciate all of those men and women who sacrifice time with family, personal comfort and everything else to protect and serve.

Camille said...

You never realize/appreciate what really goes into serving in a war until it's someone you know. Thanks for putting it into perspective for me. And I'll be honest, I'm a little escared for Jordan - if he's ever deployed. It's very admirable and noble to serve their country, but it still scares me...

Rebecca said...

This makes me a little teary-eyed. I never really thought about soldiers very much until I recently started doing a little research on WW II. Those soldiers are amazing and it's important to remember them and appreciate them.

wendy said...

YOU have military in your family for sure. How cool!!!
and of course you should be so proud.

I appreciate so very much thier willingness to serve. I am humbled by them
God Bless our Military

up here it is called Remembrance Day

Nana said...

Amen! Love the pictures.

Cherie said...

First I want to thank your men because you are SO right...Freedom is not free!
I absolutely love the old pictures of your dad and grandpa. And your son serves too! Love that picture as well.
God Bless our Soldiers!!

Natalie said...

I'm so with you. I am so grateful for all who sacrificed so much for us.

Love the pictures. What handsome, awesome men and sweet little boy.

My Hubby(Viet Nam) and one of my sons(Turkey) both served.

I always want to remember and thank all of our brave men.
Thanks for the post.