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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Today


Can you imagine doing this?

For those who don't know, that view is what our troops saw in the first moments storming Omaha Beach, June 6th, 1944. The Allied invasion of France.

T-Rex Dad here, guest posting.

Do you know what today is? It's simple, as most important things are. Here in the U.S.A., It' s Veterans Day. What does that mean? It means that today you should pause to consider your life and how lucky you are to live in a free nation. Freedom is not free. It's not a cliché. It's a fact. None of the things we have or enjoy would be available to us were it not for the sacrifice of those who have served.

So fly your flag, and thank a veteran. And don't ever forget.





D-Day Cemetery above Omaha Beach.

6 comments:

Jason and Claire said...

That picture is amazing. We have SO much to be grateful for, and a lot of it is because of our veterans;)

Rich said...

Nice post and great photo. Whenever I read stories like these:

http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/somalia.html

I am forever grateful for the men and women who volunteer to serve our country and put themselves in harm's way.

Jenners said...

Stunning opening to the post. Really gets the point home more than any words would. Reminds me of "Saving Private Ryan." That scene with the landing on the beach was so brutal and I imagine so realistic.

Thanks for doing this post today.

septembermom said...

Terrific post today! That picture speaks volumes about what soldiers have to face in battle. Thanks.

septembermom said...

I had to stop by one more day to thank you for your kind comments and suggestions on my blog yesterday! You're a sweet friend :)

Nina said...

Great guest post....

Something we should be thankful for everyday.