Veteran's Day & Remembrance Day

Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Wednesday, November 11, 2009

COUCH NOTE: The following was originally posted in 2006 & 2008
(If you consider this maudlin - move along - I won't complain)


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

It is also the day our neighbor (neighbour) to the north
celebrates the men and women who have served for their country

Many have served...
have fought in battles to protect
the rights of the citizens of the
and 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.

Canada's National War Memorial - Ottawa, Ontario

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

I found out about this on DESERT SONGBIRD'S "The Ice Box".

A site where you can send a postcard
to a member of the US military
thanking them for their service.
Find it HERE

Finally, on a personal note...



26 Of Your Sparks

  1. Anndi Says:
  2. Thank you for reposting it.. and yes, our "nephew" is now a Marine!

    Semper Fi Matt!

    Thanks to Grandaddy Bond and to Vince Sr.!

    Lest we forget...

  3. Travis Cody Says:
  4. Well done. Today we thank them for their duty, their honor, their service, and their sacrifice.

  5. This is the post that brought me to you, darling man. I thank you for the link to the "Let's Say Thanks" web site.

    If you come visit me today, get out the tissues.

  6. I love your post Bond, thank you for your support.

  7. Mimi Lenox Says:
  8. Wonderful post, Bond. Thank you for reminding us to honor them as we should everyday.

  9. Mia Says:
  10. A beautiful tribute on such an honorable day.

  11. RW Says:
  12. Great post Vin remembering those who sacrificed so much so we can live in peace.

  13. Julie Says:
  14. Very very touching Vinny. Thank you.

  15. ANNDI: Never forget..

    SONGBIRD: TY again for finding me..

    SARGE: Thank you Sir

    MIMI: Glad you enjoyed

    MIRANDA: TY my friend

    ROGER: A small small thing to do for them all

    JULIE: TY my friend...

  16. Veterans are special people. I just hope we treat the vets in the Gulf War (both of them) better than we did the Vietnam vets. I have a grandfather who landed at Normandy - and lived - and another who liberated camps at Dachau. I found this article here on WW1. The book is amazing.

  17. DrillerAA09 Says:
  18. Excellent post.
    I have saluted one particular vet dad. Stop by if you get the chance.

  19. Dad, Vince Says:
  20. Your welcome.
    Thank you for the post

  21. Travis Cody Says:
  22. They have my eternal gratitude.

    And thanks also to your family for their service.

  23. Anndi Says:
  24. This day is celebrated as a day of remembrance (Veterans Day, remembrance Day, Armistice Day...)in the United States, Canada, Britain, Australia, France, Belgium and many other nations...

    There are many veterans to be remembered.

    "...At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
    We will remember them.
    Lest we forget."

  25. DRILLERAA: Thank you Sir...

    DAD: Love you

    TRAVIS: Indeed they do Sir

    ANNDI: Thank you

  26. Wow, you left up the original comments and everything. I've been negligent in getting up my post, but it swam around my head all night, keeping me tossing and turning. I shall have to get mine posted before it has me buzzzzzzzing like a crazy BEE!

    Thanks again for posting the link to Let's Say Thanks. Since this original post, I have never failed to shake the hand of a person in uniform or one who I know has served and said, "Thank you." Such a simple act, and yet it carries so much power.

  27. A great job. Well done!

  28. I had deja vu with my comment! Nicely done as usual Vinny =)

  29. Mike Golch Says:
  30. Bond,this is a great posting! i do not care how many times that you post it.The words and Picturs ring true every time.

  31. SONGBIRD; That was not done on purpose! I still visit there and shoot off a card on occasion

    BUD: Thank you Sir

    STARRLIGHT: LOL I know...silly me

    MIKE: Thank you Sir...glad you appreciate it and Thank You for your service!

  32. Anonymous Says:
  33. did such a good job on this post! Thank you for your efforts this Veteran's Day and blessings to your father and grandfather for their service. It is deeply appreciated.

  34. Mimi Lenox Says:
  35. Excellent post, Vinny.
    Sometimes we neglect to mention the wounded and maimed on Veteran's Day.

    And thank you to the members of you family who served to keep me free.

  36. HOPE: Thank you ma'am... you do so much it is wonderful you stopped by

    MIMI: They all served...they all need to be honored

  37. Lu' Says:
  38. Woo hoo Vin' it just dawned on me duh to give you a try in reader and what do ya know wah-lah (ha) there you are easy as pie.

    Nice tribute today Sir.

  39. Dianne Says:
  40. I've seen that top photo many times, I even knew the man's name at one point
    I do know he is holding a flag for a fallen relative
    it is one of the most touching photos I have ever seen

  41. Patti Says:
  42. They all deserve our gratitude and utmost respect.
    I thank your father and grandfather for their service.

    My grandfather was in WWI as well. He fought in France.


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