… to all of those who have served our great nation – and to the families who stood behind them at home – thank you for your sacrifices…..

… I wish I could buy each and every one of you a beer and shake your hands….. you men and women make me proud to be an American…. your courage and commitment inspires me every single day…..

… this Veteran’s Day I want to dedicate to my Great Uncle J.R….. a man that I have always looked up to my entire life….


… a veteran of Mike Battery, 4th Bn, 14th Marines, 4th Marine Division, he served on Iwo Jima, Tinian, and was wounded on Saipan…. And he is one of my few surviving ancestors who served in World War II…..

… that said, today is a sad and a proud day for me…. sad because of so many of my beloved relatives who were vets have passed on… but proud because I knew them and their tales…. and how much they loved their country… and I am proud to have known such wonderful men….

… as for me?... I am headed off south today towards Atlanta with The Missus… and there I will eat, drink, and be merry among good company…. and honestly, well, I think it is a splendid way of enjoying Veteran’s Day….

by Eric on November 11, 2006 | Bullshit (15) | TrackBack (0) | Military Stuff
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thank you for your service.

Bullshitted by armywifetoddlermom on November 11, 2006 09:43 AM

Happy Veterans Day from one veteran to another.

Bullshitted by drc on November 11, 2006 11:25 AM

Happy Veteran's Day. Thank you for your service and the same goes for the all the vets and current military folks who come here to read this stuff.

Bullshitted by Libby on November 11, 2006 12:39 PM

My Pop was an Army Combat Engineer on Saipan and Tinian. Missed Iwo Jima though. They probably shared some of the same turf.

Bullshitted by Knine on November 11, 2006 12:43 PM

Nice tribute!

Thank you for your service.

And can't wait to see you!

Bullshitted by Sissy on November 11, 2006 01:07 PM

Lovely post, Eric.

And happy Veterans Day!

Bullshitted by Richmond on November 11, 2006 05:09 PM

I hope that you have a lovely time with family and friends today....I will be thinking of you and yours. Thank you.

Bullshitted by Lemon Stand on November 11, 2006 07:51 PM

Nice lookin' guy with the cane; the one in the shades looks kinda 'shady' to me!! *S* Enjoy the day,,,and thanks!

Bullshitted by Michele on November 11, 2006 08:44 PM

That is a wonderful picture.

Thank you for serving your country.

Bullshitted by Bou on November 11, 2006 09:39 PM


Thank you for you and your uncle's service.

My dad was in the Pacific and at D-Day as a Coastie and is still with us.

Bullshitted by Mark on November 11, 2006 10:20 PM

Humble thanks to you and all vets.

Have a great weekend!

Bullshitted by Jean on November 12, 2006 12:28 AM

Hope you enjoyed your day, Eric. I love the photo of you & your great uncle.

Bullshitted by Lisa W. on November 12, 2006 10:15 AM

Thank you, Great Uncle J.R. We can never thank you and the rest of the veterans enough.

God Bless You!

Bullshitted by Mrs_Who on November 12, 2006 11:09 AM

What an amazing generation (World War II Veterans)...

Bullshitted by Donna on November 15, 2006 01:42 AM