Thursday, November 11, 2010

It's Veterens Day!

I decided to post a photo of a card that I had created for my Cousin, awhile back. She had just lost her Dad, and I wanted to honor him. This is a photo of 3 Brothers. Mike, Joe, and Paul. They all served at the same time during WWII. Although they served in different branches, they all saw action, and were able to come home, marry, and raise families.

They grew up in a tiny little borough in PA, and I remember as a little girl, hearing the stories of how my Grandmother was the only lady in her town who had a silk banner with 3 stars, hanging in her front window. They hung these so people would know they had someone from the household fighting in the war. The handsome Navy man in the middle, is my Dad, Joe. He was the finest man I will ever know and I miss him dearly.

Anyhow, please take time today to think of friends and loved ones who have served or are still serving, so that we can be free. Attend a parade or a service. Perhaps, just speak their name softly during you're day.

11 comments:

Auntie Em said...

Beautiful LO. Thank you for sharing!

Our Little Inspirations said...

Your card is a fitting and beautiful tribute to honor our veterans today! TFS your story and this great card!

Patti said...

This is so awesome! My Dad served too and has been gone for 3 yrs. I don't think there is a day I don't think of him! What do you mean I can't spell... and you won't accept my invite, seriously GF!

Olga said...

Mary Anne this is so awesome! My Dad served in the Army, been gone 29 years, man time flies! I'm gonna email my brother right now who is in the Navy and at sea for 6 months. Thanks for sharing GF!

Colleen said...

Mary Anne,
Amazing tribute!

Becky said...

Mary Anne this is fabulous girl! I just love this.

catdidit said...

That an awesome creation, and a wonderful way to honor them! Thanks for sharing your story Mary Anne, very touching!

Kerrie said...

Such a beautiful creation, and what a handsome man......

redwasher1 said...

Mary Anne, thanks for sharing this with us!

Lisa M Griffin said...

Lovely card and fitting tribute.

Payne Holler Cards said...

one of the best cards I've seen this morning honoring our vets - thanks for sharing with us. very heart felt my friend