Sunday, November 11, 2012

Much Gratitude

Thanks to all the men and women of our Armed Forces.

Thanks to those fighting for our freedom today, and for those in the past

We need to pray for our country, and the world, every day

Thanks to my father, who wanted to enlist way back in the early 1940's, before he received his draft notice.  My grandmother told him to wait.  He did and served four years.  

I read on a blog a comment from someone who said he hates American patriotism.  He doesn't read mine, but if he did, I have two words for him and they are  not "Happy Thanksgiving".     You just don't know when the USA might be saving your ass butt sometime.  ;-)

Linking to Seasonal Sundays

All images from Pinterest here xo


  1. Amen to that! I have read such negative trash online all week. Time to give thanks for our freedom, prayers to our leaders, and love to our service people.

  2. Proud to be an American and thankful for all those who serve this great country

  3. Barbara F.,
    I agree with you. There are people who don't know how lucky they are to live in America.
    Pat @ Pat's Pink Apron & Topiary Rose

  4. You know that will never be my comment. I am grateful to live in America and thank those who have given so much to make this possible.

  5. I am very grateful to all our servicemen and women and to the veterans. God bless them all. Lovely post and tribute! Have a wonderful week ahead.

  6. Dearest Barbara,
    Oh, our father sure were brave ones!!!
    My father who fought WWⅡ is really reticent person. But I could feel the way he tried to teach me the importance of peace. We have "anniversary of the end of World War II" on August 15th. We sure must remind ourselves of cruelties of war.
    We all pray for our country and all over the world.

    Lots of love and hugs from in Japan to my American friend, xoxo Miyako*

  7. Well said, Barbara; I especially like your response for Mr. Unpatriotic. ;) This is such a nice post -- I love all the images and quotes you shared, as well as the info. about your father. We owe so much to our veterans; thank you for a great post!


    Denise at Forest Manor

  8. You are not kidding! Amen to that!

    God Bless all of our servicemen & women...past & present!

  9. Don't you wonder about people like your Mr. Unpatriotic? Where does he think he gets the freedom to *publicly* express his opinions? Ironic, isn't it?? Hugs!!!! :)

  10. Thank you for a very uplifting post! I am really tired of all the haters out there! What the world needs now is love sweet love!

  11. Lots of people hate patriotism. I've never understood that. I would think that every person in the world would love his or her country. You've gathered a wonderful collection of quotes.

  12. Well said, dear Barbara! Happy Vets Day! xo

  13. I am shocked about that man's comment. I guess he never learned the one basic common courtesy "If you can't say anything nice...."

    So let's irritate him a little more...I am PROUD to be an American. :)

  14. Hi Barbara! I can't understand someone living here in American and not being patriotic and thankful for the freedoms we share.
    Thank you for this post.
    be a sweetie,
    shelia :)

  15. Well said, Barbara. As the daughter of a WWII veteran and 2 very patriotic parents, I will always love America and fly my flag with pride.

  16. I stand in gratitude with you! I'm sure glad I didn't read that comment because I couldn't agree with you more. We still live in the most gracious country in the world. If he doesn't believe that, ask the countries all over the world who have been helped by the USA.

    I was gone all weekend away from the TV. I hope and pray that things are getting better on Staten Island and L.I.

  17. Happy Veteran's Day! I am so thankful for those that have served our country and especially for our wounded warriors and those that paid the ultimate price to ensure our freedoms!

  18. Well said, dear friend! LOVE this post... and our country... and all the patriots that have sacrificed so much for all of us!
    KUDOS to you!!!

  19. God bless America and bless us to be MORE patriotic! I love that my father served in WWII too. I am so grateful that his life was spared as so many in his unit were not!

    God bless all of our current servicemen and women too! Thank you!

  20. A wonderful tribute to our Veterans! God Bless America!


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