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Joy is the serious business of Heaven.
C.S. Lewis

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

A Belated Veteran's Day

 How nice a service it was yesterday at my grandson's school to honor the veterans - every war was represented starting with one from World War II - he was 91.

All branches of the military was represented as well.

Thank God for the men and women who have served our country.


Mr. Ward the Principal.

These were the elementary kids - they did a great job!

My grandson has brown hair and glasses.

They were all very serious.

Caught one of his friends yawning!

The kids sang each branches song of the military and the men stood as their branch was sung.  This was the hubs and the army song.


The group picture - the man front right was from World War II.
That pretty redhead is my daughter - sitting down.

They even talked about the special guys from the Viet Nam War who were not as welcomed home.

It was a great tribute.

And they had some of the students draw pictures and each military person got to pick one.
Hubs loves the eagle.




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THOUGHT OF THE DAY:

“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”
Marcel Proust (1871-1922);
novelist




59 comments:

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

What a great celebration! Glad that so many take the time out to honor our veterans. I'm so thankful for them all!

Nonnie said...

I love it! Our church always honors the veterans. I remember when we were in school that we learned all the patriotic songs and the songs for the branches of the military service. Your hubby and grandson lookin' really good!!

Knitty said...

What a nice tribute.

That corgi :) said...

That seemed like a nicely planned tribute for the military! I like how they did the songs from each branch and had those that serve/served in that branch to stand up! Very nicely done!! I like the picture of the eagle too!

betty

Pam :) said...

What a wonderful way to pay tribute and honor our veterans.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

This melts my heart. I am from a military family of all branches of the service. Brothers, Army, Air Force and Marines. My hubby is Navy and my son a Marine.

When it came to the Viet Nam war, I would have been bawling I'm sure. I lost a loved one who was KIA. I've blogged about him a couple of times...even today, just typing about it makes my heart ache.

Fantastic tribute to your grandson's school and their honoring the troops.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

ps....yes, I design my own blog templates.

Remington said...

Awesome post! Love the quote....one of my favorites!

Denise said...

Thanks for your comment Cathy.I am impressed with the schools effort.I know all schools would not have such a big evening with so many veterans involved-Wonderful

Grandma Bonnie said...

This is a very beautiful post. I am so glad that his school made such a big event for the veterans. May God Bless our Country and our Veterans. I hope you have a beautiful day!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I am impressed with your Grandson's school. What a great program! Hugs, Linda

TexWisGirl said...

i would have been bawling. love that eagle drawing!

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Inger said...

A great tribute and a wonderful lesson for the children. I didn't know schools would put on events as elaborate as this. Your grandson must attend a great school.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

They deserve so much gratitude from us! And this is the sweetest post. Please tell your DH that I said, "THANK YOU."

XO,

Sheila

Jackie said...

So glad this tribute was shared with us; thank you for the wonderful photos. I can only imagine the pride in the hearts of the veterans and their families as the tributes were given.
Thank you to each veteran. You have a place in our history and in our hearts.
Hugs,
J.
P.S. Your grandson is a handsome lad

barbara l. hale said...

Sounds like a lovely tribute. Love the picture at the end.

Stacy said...

It looks like it was a wonderful tribute! Our small church gave each veteran a card with a gift card for a restaurant in it.

Wanda's Wings said...

I am so thankful for our veterans. Sounds like the school did a wonderful job.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

It was so very good of his school to do this--much to the great blessings for all concerned!

Sandra said...

a fantastic tribute. God bless our veterans

Betsy Adams said...

How neat, Sandie... Love it---and obviously, the kids did a great job... I certainly am impressed with that school.
Hugs,
Betsy

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Looks like a wonderful presentation!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This was a wonderful school assembly to honor the military, past and present, Sandie! There is also a long line of veterans in my fmaily.



SweetMarie said...

What a wonderful tribute to Veterans! Thanks for sharing, Sandie. :)

Stephanie said...

Those services are so important! Thank goodness for those who came before us, and those now that stand up for our country.

Jim said...

This is a nice post, Sandie. And those were nice looking groups, the vets and then the students. And your 'hub' has good choice, I would have picked the eagle also.

It was good for the students to learn about Veterans Day, what it was all about, and to know some veterans too.

Mrs. Jim and I wore poppies and I stood up when the vets were asked to do that in church. Our service was about angels though, not the wars or veterans.
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Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

What a wonderful tribute to your Veterans! I love seeing the schools have these programs which include our family members.
LET US NEVER FORGET!!
We must teach our children of the sacrifices people have made so we can all be free.
Your husband if a very special man!! Please thank him for me!!

Ms. A said...

Yesterday was the first program we've missed since having grandkids in school. The youngest has a bad case of the flu.

Looks like your grandson's was very nice!

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

What a wonderful, wonderful program!!!

Susan said...

That was a very nice tribute to veterans at GS's school, Sandie. Nice photos, too. Great job! Susan

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

Love the photos, looks like a great time and wonderful tribute.......

Walking on Sunshine said...

What a great program! And they learned all the songs! GREAT! You took nice photos, especially catching that kid yawning. Cute. :)

Dee said...

That is one of the nicest programs I have seen honoring the veterans....the school should be very proud....the eagle picture is a treasure to keep. I bet your grandson felt very proud to have his grandpa stand up. :)

Cranberry Morning said...

That sounds lovely. It's so important for the kids to learn these things.

Gina said...

What a great way to honor our veterans!

LoLy said...

LOL, Loved the yawning photo LOL, it made me laugh and reminded me of our old days at school :p

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Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Too many wars, so much sorrow, but the world never seems to learn or change, and the beat goes on.

Karen said...

All the kids look like they were behaving themselves very well at such a nice service. The picture of the eagle is so lovely.
Best Wishes
Karen.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

What a terrific program! And I love the eagle, too!

jack69 said...

SWEET.. What a nice treat, the honor to vets. I think the kids will remember and I know the VETS are grateful to be remembered. There are heroes, then there are real heroes.

Many gave of their time some gave parts of their body, others gave all.
Love from NC (Leaving for SC in the morning then FL)

EM Illustrator said...

WHat a nice tribute! Sounds like your GS is going to a good school :) Enjoy your day my friend, just getting ready for work here. Wednesday morning and half way through the week (yeyy)

Hugs,
Eva

val's alentejo blogspot.com said...

A very lovely post Sandie,
These men fought for our freedom.
Its sad to hear sometimes, that when the soldiers return, they are forgotten.!
My father fought 6 years in the second world war.
A tribute to to the wives that support them.
Brave men.
nice photos i spied your grandson.
wishing you a happy day Sandie,
thanks for your comments and always passing by my blog. xxx god bless. love your new look on your blog
val

Catherine said...

It looks like it was a terrific service. It's good when the schools recognize and honour for Remembrance Day. Excellent!
xo Catherine

P.S. I like all those Christmas cards below - fun!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I love the eagle, too!! This was a great celebration. There aren't too many of the Great Generation left. Excellent. blessings ~ tanna

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Kathy ... aka Nana said...

How wonderful that they had such a nice tribute for those who've served.

Retired English Teacher said...

It is great to know that the school held this day to honor all veterans.

Kim said...

Wow, what a wonderful way to honor the veterans and teach the children. They got to personalize it with the veterans in attendance. Very impressed!

Mary said...

Hi sweet Sandie...I like the commentaries...but the photos are not showing yet...I'll come back later to see. Good thoughts of gratitude.

Mary said...

Oh now they are there....very good!

Dolores said...

A beautiful and honorable tribute to our veterans.
Hugs,

Crystal Mary said...

We can never thank or give remembrance to the veterans enough..
Love ya matey.

Debbie said...

It looks wonderful and reminds me of the programs held at the Christian school that my daughters attended.

Tell your husband THANK YOU for his service.

And a little aside: I can see your grandson in your husband's face. I think he is going to grow up to look like his grandfather. Lucky boy!

Lynn said...

That's so nice that they did that. Love this post.

Tricia said...

This is so beautiful Sandie. I love the military songs and to see each service member stand is a blessing. Lovely tribute and adorable grandson!

Sarah (Nikki) said...

what a wonderful ceremony. I'm sure it touched the vets and I love love love that little guy yawning. How cute is that.....

Debby@Just Breathe said...

How awesome was that! I don't think I have ever seen/heard about a school doing a Veteran's day program.

Annesphamily said...

A lovely tribute! I am always praying for our military all over the world! Grateful for all who served and those today that still serve.