Friday, November 11, 2016

Veteran's Day

A big thank you to all who have served and those who are serving now.  We enjoy the freedoms we have because of your sacrifices.  For the holidays you didn't get to spend with your families, for the separations and before e-mail, Skype and satellite phones where all there was was snail mail and expensive phone calls we thank you for putting up with it all.  For the lousy pay (Mac made about $163 a month when he was first in) you took for doing such an important job we thank you.  And thanks to the families that supported you leaving family and friends to move with you.
Mac served 21 years in 4 countries and retired as a Master Sergeant.  This is his day.

16 comments:

  1. Thank you for reminding us how important this day is and for those who served. I hope your day is going well. Hugs, Pat

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  2. Nicely put. We also remember those who served and suffered in all nations, and who gave their todays for our tomorrows so that we can enjoy the freedoms we have.

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  3. I like how you wrote that and thank you to Mac. I joined the Air Force in 1969 and our pay was $86 per month. Woo Hoo!

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  4. Please thank Mac for his service. My father was in WWII, he passed away last year. I am thinking about him today.

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  5. What a wonderful tribute. Please thank your husband for his service.

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  6. Thank you for your service, Mac. You are a hero!

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  7. A lovely tribute. Our servicemen and women give so much to protect our freedoms and keep us safe.

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  8. My ex-husband was in the service (that's how I met him, when he was stationed in Germany) and the pay was so low that many in his unit who had kids received WIC and food stamps. Many people don't realize this.

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  9. What a handsome man. Thank you for your service Mac. We will never forget your service and all those like you.

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  10. 21 years, thank you for your service.

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  11. A wonderful tribute for Mac and for all those serving their countries around the world to make it a safer place:)

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  12. Thank you, Mac, and bless you for doing the job.

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  13. Perfect post - most fitting.

    All the best Jan

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