Thankful Thursday – Veterans Day

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Today I want to express my heartfelt thanks to American’s veterans for their dedication and service to our great country.  Not only have our veterans protected us and our freedom during times of war, they also look after us during times of peace as well. 

While we would prefer that things always be peaceful the reality is often otherwise.  During times of war or crisis our veterans were there.  It’s not just the human veterans that I am thankful for today, I am also thankful for the countless animals that served our country too.  The horses, dogs, mules, homing pigeons, and others served our country with pride and dignity too.

I am thankful that we have a special day set aside to honor our veterans, including my Grandma, a veteran of WWII.  Thank you all for being there for all of us.


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diddleymaz
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diddleymaz

They shall grow not old as we that are left grow old, age shall not weary them, nor the years condem.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will remember them.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea
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(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea

Brian sure is patriotic; bless him and all of our veterans.

The Island Cats
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The Island Cats

We are purring for all our veterans today!!

lupie
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lupie

🙂 What a lovely tribute post!

Old Kitty
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Old Kitty

What a lovely post and great too to remember the animals who helped as well!

Me and Charlie remember and honour them all! Take care
x

The Taylor CatSSSSS
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The Taylor CatSSSSS

What a wonderful post! We will always remember them!

Marg
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Marg

Great post and we are saying all our purrs, woofs, heehaws and a baa to thank all the wonderful veterans in the our wonderful world.
Take care and have a super day.

Catherine
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Catherine

Happy 'Rememberance Day'!!! That is 'Veterans Day' in Canadian language! 🙂

xo Catherine & Banjo

Kea
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Kea

Terrific post, Brian!

Today we're thanking all Canadians who have served, human and non-human, and who continue to serve. It's Remembrance Day in Canada, the UK, Australia, etc.

Mr. Pip
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Mr. Pip

What a lovely post! Happy Veteran's Day!

Your pal, Pip

Cat
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Cat

Hi Brian, what a great post and very important that you remind everyone about the animals who have served too!

Cara n Crew
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Cara n Crew

Purrs. Nice post Brian. Have a nice Veteran's Day-

Pip, Smidgen, Minnie

Hannah and Lucy
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Hannah and Lucy

We will always the sacrifices so many made to give us our freedom.

♥I am Holly♥
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♥I am Holly♥

That is a very beautiful post today Brian! Lots of love, Holly and mom

The Monkeys
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The Monkeys

We are sending big purrs to all of the veterans today!

S. Etole
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S. Etole

"Yes," to your thank you …

Raymond and Busby
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Raymond and Busby

Wow! Your Grandma is a Vet? That's very cool. Our Mom's Aunt served in WWII also, she was an Army Nurse. We salute our Veteran's today and remember always!

Cheysuli and gemini
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Cheysuli and gemini

We remember our veterans too.

Amy and The House of Cats
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Amy and The House of Cats

Hi Brian! What a great post! We think it is very important to thank all those who risk their own lives to protect us!

AFSS
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AFSS

We are having a give away on our blog today and tomorrow morning. Check it out if you have time.

Thanks for remembering all the veterans and reminding everyone of the non-human veterans.

FiveSibesMom
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FiveSibesMom

Hi. We came over from the Veterans Day Blog Hop. Enjoyed your blog. Thank you for your thoughtful Veterans Days post. I hope you'll stop over and visit us and view a commemorative video we have posted for our soldiers & their K9 partners.

Penny
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Penny

We are Thankful and remember that Freedom is never free.

Great post you did.

Purrs,
Genghis

Siku Marie, White Dog
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Siku Marie, White Dog

Lovely post. Thanks for remembering our animal Veterans as well! We salute your grandma for her service!

SuziQCat
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SuziQCat

Great tribute to all the veterans, two and four legged.

OKcats
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OKcats

Lovely post honoring our veterans – especially your Grandma! Give her some nuzzles for us!

Your friends, Fuzzy and Zoe

Sagira
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Sagira

Yes…thank you to all who have served and are serving our country including all the service pups to. 🙂

House of Mystery
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House of Mystery

A Veteran is someone who at one point in their life wrote a blank check… payable to the United States of America….for an amount up to (and including) their LIFE. My family thanks you for your service and continued fight for our freedom. What you have takes even more than courage, valor, and commitment. It takes heart. 100% heart. God Bless you and especially those that made the ultimate sacrifice. Thank You

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie
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Mickey,Georgia , Tillie

Purrs to all the Veterans,especially your Grandma!!!

Purrs Mickey, Georgia & Tillie

Angel and Kirby
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Angel and Kirby

This is a wonderful tribute! Many do not think about the service animals!

ABBY
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ABBY

Great and very moving tribute Brian!

purrs and hugs

xoxoxo
Abby

Sparkle
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Sparkle

Great post, Brian. We are purring for both human and animal veterans today.

Caren Gittleman
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Caren Gittleman

Brian, red/white and blue are DEFINITELY your colors! you look so handsome with the flag.

Your Grandma must be one strong and amazing woman. Wasn't common for women to be in the military back then.

Hugs to her and to all of our soldiers, past and present

Meowers from Missouri
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Meowers from Missouri

fank you fur your wonnerful post–we are glad that you cares about both bean- an' aminal vets, somethin' we nefur thought about befur. we purrs a blessin' on yer head, as well as those of all our veterans, no matter their shape!

Au and Target
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Au and Target

Nice to see animals mentioned in this post.

Spitty-the-Kitty
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Spitty-the-Kitty

The Human's father was a Marine Captain who did two WWII tours in the South Pacific, including Guadalcanal. He was a very brave man. I think I might have liked him more than my Human, to tell you the truth 🙂

Cheyenne -Millie
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Cheyenne -Millie

We are grateful for our veterans. The have given us much. Thank you for this post.

Sharon K. Mayhew
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Sharon K. Mayhew

Great tribute, Brian! We owe so much to our Veterans…

Ayla and Iza,
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Ayla and Iza,

Great message and nice graphic!

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr
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Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr

What a lovely tribute my friend.

Susan Fields
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Susan Fields

Thank you, veterans, both human and animal!

Cats~Goats~Quotes
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Cats~Goats~Quotes

An excellent Veterans Day memorial, and you look terrific with the flag!
Happy Friday!
~ The Bunch