November 11, 2006 - VETERAN'S DAY

Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Friday, November 10, 2006


Today is the day we honor the men and women who
haveworn the uniform of the
UNITED STATES military services.

Many have served...
have fought in battles to protect
the rights of the citizens of the
and the countries we have joined
to provide freedom throughout the world.

Many have not returned...
from these battles, their blood spilled -

leaving behind families and friends.

Many have come back...
different, both physically and mentally -

never to be the same.

Many, the lucky ones, have returned...
to rejoin our society -
to regain their lives.

Today, take a minute out of your day and stop...
bow your head...and say a silent prayer for
every single one of these brave veterans.

Our friend Dixie's son will be signing papers
to join the
Marines on Monday.
Another in a long line of Americans who feel
the need to help defend our freedom.

We send him our prayers...our good wishes...and our gratitude...

It is Veteran's Day, but let's not forget those
men and women who are serving us today.

I found out about this on THE ICE BOX the blog

of one of our new friends, Desert Songbird.

There is a site where you can send a postcard

to a member of our military

thanking them for their service.


Find it HERE

Finally, on a personal note...



SOLDIERS BE PROUD: Composer: Gertrude Daigle

19 Of Your Sparks

  1. Thanks, Darlin', for the special shout out, but most especially for including the link to the Thank You postcard site. I hope we flood Xerox with our requests!

  2. Liz Hill Says:
  3. Excellent post Vinny

    Thank you

    See my blog for another site to post messages to the troops

  4. Twyla Says:
  5. Great tribute to all soldiers. Here in Canada, today is Remembrance day, and we all wear red poppies in remembrance of all who served, and for those still serving for their countries freedom. I think it's important not to forget about the ones who are still over there.
    Lest we forget.

  6. Lizza Says:
  7. Not all people appreciate the sacrifices that soldiers (and their families)have to make. It's great that you're obviously not one of those people. :-) Nice post!

  8. Chaotic Mom Says:
  9. This was an awesome post. My hubby is military, has been for over 17 years now. I loved the progression of pictures on this post. Very thought provoking. Thank you for sharing this. ;)

  10. Anonymous Says:
  11. From the mind of Meribah:

    Wonderful post, Bond! Our veterans should always be honoured. I salute you.

  12. Unknown Says:
  13. Great post today!

  14. Travis Cody Says:
  15. Outstanding Sir.

  16. DESERT: We can hope Xerox is overloaded!

    TURN: TY - Your post left a tear in my eye...will check out the other site too

    YWYLA - yes I am aware of Rememberence Day..and we do the poppys here also...

    LIZZA: TY for the kind words...have a great Saturday

    MOMMAN: Welcome to THE COUCH thaks for sitting down with us today...please come back again...and Thank your husband for us today.

    MERI: TY they should...

    BUSY: TY...

  17. TRAVIS: From you that means alot my friend.

  18. Anonymous Says:
  19. Great post!!! My FIl was a WWII, Korea, and Vietnam veteran as well as 3 uncles. Wayne is also retired navy, so this in dear to me. Thank you for remembering.

  20. Thank you my dear friend for the wonderful post. Absolutely heart felt.

    I am crying now... thank you for mentioning that Matt is giving his brave self to serve in our United States Marine Corp. Thank you and everyone for the prayers. This is the most excited that I've seen him in a very long time. I know that y'all are there for me because ya know what.. I'm SCARED!
    Very, very scared.

    I love each and every one of you!

  21. ROBIN: Thank you for the nice words...I hope you let Wayne see it also, and please give him a hug for me (or you could shake his hand if he feels like a hug from me is weird!)

    DIXIE: Could not do a post today without mentioning your Matt.
    Please tell him Bond says to be safe and go for the gusto.

  22. Julie Says:
  23. Great post Vinny (becauseit'seasiertotypethenBond)

    You always nail it!!

  24. Lynn Says:
  25. Thank you Vince. A very beautiful tribute to our men and women who are serving, and have served, our country.

    Your Friend

  26. JULIE: Thank you for that

    LYNN: Appreciate your visiting...and ty - nice picture

  27. Tug Says:
  28. Awesome post...Thank you veterans!!

  29. Anndi Says:
  30. I'll be posting something in the next few days about my trip to Ottawa this past weekend.. It was a wonderful experience.. One that I will never forget.

    Great post my friend... as always.

    Auntie Anndi is thinking of Lee Ann's son Matt this morning as he signs up.
    A brave young man who was raised right.

  31. TUG: Thanks for sitting on THE COUCH

    ANNDI: Looking forward to your post
    and ty


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