Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Today is Veteran's Day.  The day my students are donning red, white, and blue.  The day banks are closed and mail doesn't run.  But, oh, so much more.

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Today we had a Veteran's Day convocation at school.  I have to say, it was the best ceremony/convocation we have ever had.  There was a Color Guard that presented the flags, did a flag folding ceremony, and explained the importance of the flag.  The history of Taps was explained and played by a high school student.  Two Veteran's spoke, and many more were honored. 

The students were amazing.  So respectful.  So proud. 

I cried.  Looking at the varying ages of Veterans, and some still active, made my heart swell.  When the flags entered the gymnasium and the soldiers saluted, tears flowed.  Such brave men and women.  So proud of them.

Now is my opportunity to thank many blogger friends for supporting their sons, daughters, husbands, wives, and family while they serve.  The sacrifce you make will never go unnoticed by me.  Thank you. 

And to those who serve.  Words cannot express the gratitude I have for you.  Thank you so very much for your willigness, your bravery, your honor, and your service. 

And personally, I want to say thank you to my nephew Chris Price.  He is serving in our Army.  He left a loving wife and adorable baby boy to train.  Thank you, Chris!  I LOVE YOU and I am SO proud of you!

I also want to thank Paul Zettel.  He is one of our best friends in the world.  He is active in the Navy and has had many tours out on ship.  Thank you, Paul, for your service.  And thank you Christy for holding down the fort so well while he was gone.  (Thanks to the whole Zettel family!  All three men serving in the Navy!)

Find a Veteran today, and thank them!



Adeye said...

So beautifully written, my friend.

Sending you a HUGE hug today.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Rett for those wonderful words! You made me tear up! I read your blog to Paul and he says "thank you" too! We love you and thank you for your support!

Mom Of Many said...

Thank you for being a family that honors our heroes!! You rock sweet friend - you rock!! xo

Anonymous said...

Dear sweetie heart, You do rock and thank you for your wonderful thoughts and prayers for our soldiers, many whom are family and friends. All I can SAY IS ....Thanks for being you. love you to the moon and back,,mom

Adeye said...

Oh my goodness, I just about died laughing when I just read your comment :):):)

You are tooooooo funny, my friend.