May 13, 2010

Thanking our Military

First and foremost I'd like to thank all of our military for serving on our behalf. Those serving now and those who served in the past. Just a few on my personal list include my present husband, son, father, brother, deceased husband, uncles, cousins, second cousins, inlaws, friends and the list goes on into present day. 
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My husband Thom served for 20 years in the Air Force. We spent some time compliling some of his momentos into a shadow box and poster, and believe me, this isn't all of it. Because I came into his life after his military days I requested that he write down something about his world wide travels while in the service. He's shared so many stories, but I'd like it put in chronological order of dates and places. I also think it would be great to have it in writing what each of the medals represents. It would be nice to have a record in future years in case our memories begin to fail us.
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So although my part of this project is complete, and he put in his 20 years of service (thank you Love); his part of this new "project" has just begun.


The White Farmhouse said...

That is a great commemoration of his military career. My husband and I served in the military. I loved my time there. It is always nice to see how people appreciate your time. I can't wait to see this when it is done. I did a scrapbook for my husband and his USMC time.

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Dar said...

The shadow box was a wonderful idea Cher. I'm sure Thom appreciates your effort in tribute to his served time. He is an awesome fella and we appreciate so much, his loyalty is beyond words for our country. I salute him. Please thank him again for me.

The Retired One said...

Hear, hear!
My dad was a lifer in the U.S.Air Force.
My mom also served 2 years in the WAVES (in the Navy).
My dad had 8 other brothers who served in the armed forces in many of the wars...all survived the wars to come home. It is amazing and so many men and women devote their lives to their countries selflessly!

~mel said...

Thom ~ won't that woman give you any rest!?? You lived it ~ now she wants it in writing!! OKAY... you're my brother in law ... I can get away with saying that. lol
Cher ~ (and Thom) WONDERFUL ~ HAT's OFF to you both in doing this project. We all know you're losing your memories ... so get writing!! LOVE YA's... and LOVE picking on you too... but most of all ~ you both know how much I LOVE ALL our service men and women who have dedicated their lives to THEIR COUNTRY; as The Retired One has so 'hit the nail on the head' said, "so selflessly".

Dee said...

~salute~ I stand beside you and applaud your wonderful tribute and memorial to your family of the military. God bless them one and all. There's a special place in my heart for the military. (((hugs to the troops past & present)))

about my blog:
No need for apologies, of course you didn't cause me any problems. I would have ran to Mel and told on you if you had. lol No my blog issues were of a different nature.

You're welcome to drop by my blog anytime. There's no schedules on my blog. I love that you're busy with projects. Keeping busy helps the heart stay young. ~smiles~

I hope your mini vacation is a fun filled adventure. Hugs to the home folks!

Wishing you a great Friday and fun filled weekend!

Deborah said...

How Wonderful!!! Perfect for me for this very day. Yes, it is The Best Thing in life when our children become successful adults...especially the Problem Child! That much more rewarding and worth waiting for.
Happy Friday! **kisskiss** Deb

lil sis said...

We, too, salute you Thom. It's a real
commitment of your life to serve that
many years. Start writing!

I'm like Mel, Cher...what's the next
project going to be??
Love ya, me

Dee said...

Bless your husband for serving his country for so many years. Your shadow box is wonderful and I am sure your husband is very proud.Blessing to both of you!

Rosewood Cottage said...

what a beautiful collection you have paying tribute. Bless your husband for serving. My son, Andrew just came home to Michigan after serving 4 years in the Army (13 months in Iraq)...I am proud of him for his dedication...but also sooooo HAPPY to have him home.