While Tall Guy is down trying very hard to get as much as he can harvested of 200 acres for a friend, I went to school this morning to celebrate all the brave men and women who have served or are still serving to defend our right to freedom and help others gain the same. It's a day early, but
Happy Veteran's Day!
The girls were so excited that their Cousin J was able to come to their school and be a part of the program. The kids did an outstanding job, and of course we all shed a tear or two during the performances.
This is what Hannah had to say about why she admires veterans, especially her Cousin J:
Cousin J was invited to sit up with other veterans. Mrs. S. served in the Navy during WWII, and the other gentleman served in Korea and the Cold War. One person came up to me and said she was glad Cousin J could join us so the kids realize that it just isn't grandpas who fought; our young men and women are there today proudly serving our country.
The kids did such a great job with songs, poems, and a slide show to show their appreciation and understanding of why we should honor our soldiers and sailors.
The boy scouts were wearing their uniforms, veterans were wearing their jackets, and the kids waved their flags to remember those servicemen who are no longer with us along with those who are.
Veteran's Day isn't specifically here until tomorrow, but I believe that every day we need to be thankful for those who are willing to give their lives and those who have given their lives so that we may live in freedom.