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
diddleymaz
9 years ago

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
(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea
9 years ago

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

The Island Cats
The Island Cats
9 years ago

We are purring for all our veterans today!!

lupie
lupie
9 years ago

🙂 What a lovely tribute post!

Old Kitty
Old Kitty
9 years ago

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
The Taylor CatSSSSS
9 years ago

What a wonderful post! We will always remember them!

Marg
Marg
9 years ago

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
Catherine
9 years ago

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

xo Catherine & Banjo

Kea
Kea
9 years ago

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
Mr. Pip
9 years ago

What a lovely post! Happy Veteran's Day!

Your pal, Pip

Cat
Cat
9 years ago

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

Cara n Crew
Cara n Crew
9 years ago

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

Pip, Smidgen, Minnie

Hannah and Lucy
Hannah and Lucy
9 years ago

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

♥I am Holly♥
♥I am Holly♥
9 years ago

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

The Monkeys
The Monkeys
9 years ago

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

S. Etole
S. Etole
9 years ago

"Yes," to your thank you …

Raymond and Busby
Raymond and Busby
9 years ago

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
Cheysuli and gemini
9 years ago

We remember our veterans too.

Amy and The House of Cats
Amy and The House of Cats
9 years ago

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
AFSS
9 years ago

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
FiveSibesMom
9 years ago

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
Penny
9 years ago

We are Thankful and remember that Freedom is never free.

Great post you did.

Purrs,
Genghis

Siku Marie, White Dog
Siku Marie, White Dog
9 years ago

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

SuziQCat
SuziQCat
9 years ago

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

OKcats
OKcats
9 years ago

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

Your friends, Fuzzy and Zoe

Sagira
Sagira
9 years ago

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

House of Mystery
House of Mystery
9 years ago

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
Mickey,Georgia , Tillie
9 years ago

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

Purrs Mickey, Georgia & Tillie

Angel and Kirby
Angel and Kirby
9 years ago

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

ABBY
ABBY
9 years ago

Great and very moving tribute Brian!

purrs and hugs

xoxoxo
Abby

Sparkle
Sparkle
9 years ago

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

Caren Gittleman
Caren Gittleman
9 years ago

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
Meowers from Missouri
9 years ago

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
Au and Target
9 years ago

Nice to see animals mentioned in this post.

Spitty-the-Kitty
Spitty-the-Kitty
9 years ago

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
Cheyenne -Millie
9 years ago

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

Sharon K. Mayhew
Sharon K. Mayhew
9 years ago

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

Ayla and Iza,
Ayla and Iza,
9 years ago

Great message and nice graphic!

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr
Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr
9 years ago

What a lovely tribute my friend.

Susan Fields
Susan Fields
9 years ago

Thank you, veterans, both human and animal!

Cats~Goats~Quotes
Cats~Goats~Quotes
9 years ago

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