Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Veteran's Day ~ Stories Told and Untold

These words come to mind on Veteran's Day.

Bravery. Families. Lives lost. Sacrifice. Honor. Duty. Laying down one's life for his friend. Protection. Gratitude. Patriotism. Community. Love. Today is not a day for political debate or negative discourse.
It is a day to remember and respect.

Can one promote peace and honor service men and women at the same time.
Of course they can.
I read somewhere that a soldier prays for peace above all.
Many of you expressed your gratitude and told your stories on peace globes.

The one seen above is by Julie.
Because she loves her daddy. Because his story deserves to be told.

Sicily Scene - For a story untold.

Ann Tracy's Waiting For The Muse ~
For stories waiting to be given a voice

Lori Hahn's plea for her son's future -
A story, God willing, that will never be told.

Greenbucks ~ Sobering lessons yet to be learned

The Ice Box speaks truth in a worrisome world where justice fades in the face of war..It is a brave thing to cry out for the oppressed while facing the oppressor.
This blog pays tribute to those who paid the ultimate price for my freedom and continue to bear arms because they are simply asked to serve and protect ....
Maybe this generation

won't have to be THIS generation

We honor all veterans of wars past and present
and those who continue to serve
until such a time as peace prevails


Bond said...

Excellent post Ms. Mimi...


Jean-Luc Picard said...

Veterans Day in the US, Remembrance Day here in Britain. A fine post, Mimi.

Anndi said...

No one hates war more than a soldier.

There was this man, his name was Walter. Walter was daddy's buddy. He was his neighbor. Walter had been in the trenches... it left it's mark. Walter couldn't stay in the house when his wife, Virginia, vacummed. The noise reminded him of the war.

Walter passed a few years ago. I expect the reunion, when Daddy went to heaven, must have been a lovely one. I trust they're both watching over those who serve now.

Excellent post, Mims.

Julia Smith said...

Wonderful post with a great selection of peace globes for this special day to honor and remember.

Remembering with you, Mimi.

Jamie said...

Just right Queen Mimi. A day to honor those who serve. May the day come when they all serve in peace.

Charles Gramlich said...

Great peace globes.

Cogitator said...

Aha! Well put, you found the sentiment I have been looking for.

It's not a day for political debate or negative discourse, for all the reasons you state.

Thanks, I've been struggling with that.

Akelamalu said...

Lovely post Mimi and beautiful Peace Globes.

Starrlight said...

Great selection of globes there, Mimi. Amazing how well they tell a story isn't it?

Travis said...

Who knows better than a warrior what it means to live in peace?

Desert Songbird said...

When I made my peace globe, I used images that struck a very deep chord with me because, as you said, they speak of oppression and injustice. Is there ever a good or just war? The debate rages on, but I can't help but admire the ones who stand up and say, "No more."

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