In memory of…

In memory of those who have given their lives for our freedom…

the price of freedom

gold star wall

because freedom isn’t free.

wreath at the wall

We set aside this day to reflect and honor the men and women who have paid the ultimate price for our freedom.
To say “thank-you” is really not enough, but still, it is something that should be said today and every day.

Thank you for giving your life for our freedom.  We honor, love and respect you!

Since our inception, we’ve been free
Praise those brave who’ve kept this to be

America, how blessed we are
By those who dare fight, each bright star

Our brave do not dodge, love bears pride
When called to move out, how they stride

They show they’re our absolute plus
They’ll not send mixed signals to us

They keep our strong freedom alive
In a world where it’s tough to survive

All who proudly marched in our past
Their deeds helped this nation to last

To the brave war has taken away
Hold Solemn Memorial Day

Honor each with love and respect
Take time to feel sorrow, reflect

Pray to God as our young march on
Leading liberty through each dawn

Show thankfulness, wholehearted care
They stand for us, with pride, sincere

©2006Roger J. Robicheau


A Word A Week Challenge: Face

The face of a hero…at the Korean War Memorial in Washington DC

Vietnam memorial in DC

I’m joining the word a week challenge today.  Looking forward to this new adventure on my journey!

Sue’s given us the word Face for this week’s challenge.

Go ahead…click the link to see her lovely photos and to join in the fun!

a new appreciation

I have a new appreciation today for military families.  I have never been able to understand how they can just accept the days and months of separation with such apparent ease and resolve.  I have always admired this in them, and must admit I have been thankful that this is something that I have never had to do.

Well, today I have a new appreciation of just how hard it really is.  I know that what I am experiencing doesn’t really compare to the experience of a military family, but it’s the miles.

The thousands and thousands of miles of separation are probably what makes this whole thing the most difficult.

My husband, my best friend, left early this morning on a trip that will take him to Djibouti, North Africa.

It’s a business trip, and he will be back, soon (thankfully), but the miles of separation appear to make this trip just a little more daunting!

That and the fact that we are rarely away from each other.

We spend pretty much every day together, twenty-four seven!  We’ve been together for over thirty-two years, and we would rather be with each other than just about anyone else in this world.

He is the love of my life, and I can’t wait until the miles are no longer an obstacle, but rather an advantage.  I can’t wait to hold him in my arms and feel his scruffy cheek next to mine.  I can’t wait to walk hand-in-hand, and see his smile once again.

Until then, I’m counting the days, hours and minutes!