Sunday, May 30, 2010

Thanks Dad!!!

As we celebrate Memorial Day, I wanted to take the time to thank my sweet Dad for his service to our country during World War 2. My Dad was in the Navy. He is so proud of his time spent in the Navy and I love to hear his war stories! This is a picture of me with my Mom and Dad. Daddy will celebrate his 89th birthday on June 10th.
Here is my Dad with our cat, Sassy and our dog, Holly. In case you can't tell, they adore my Dad and they fight to see who can get the most attention from him.

Our local Rotary Club sponsors flights to Washington, DC for Veterans to go up as a group and see the memorials. The Veterans are given the royal treatment and have the time of their life together as a group. They take 6 flights a year. 3 in the fall and 3 in the spring. And the trips are free to the Veterans. Our family nominated my Father to go, but he will not be able to go until this coming fall, due to a long waiting list.

When they go each year, the news coverage is so touching. To see all these older Veterans getting onto that plane and the smiles on their faces is priceless and will bring a tear to your eyes. I can't wait for my Dad to go. It will be a trip of a lifetime for him.

As we reflect on Memorial Day, let us remember all the men and women who have made such great sacrifices for all of us to be able to live in a free country and to worship a God who dearly loves us. We are so fortunate and we owe so much to these men and women! Thanks Dad, for your service during World War 2. I love you!


  1. What a sweet post! I sure hope your Dad gets to make the trip...what a wonderful day that will be!

    My Dad served in the Navy too.

    Happy Memorial Day.


  2. your mom and dad look so sweet. he is such a cute lil' old man. what a great r'ship you have with your parents. our country is so fortunate for men like your dad.

  3. What a great post! A BIG thanks to your dad and the thousands of other men/women who have fought so valiantly for our freedoms...May we never forget their unselfish service! Have a great day!

  4. Thanks to your Dad. We love him for his service. Our country is so Blessed by the sacrifices of so many good men.

  5. I'm so grateful for the men and women who have served and are serving in our military. My father served in WWII also. We owe a tremendous debt to them all, as we have all benefited from their service. Have a wonderful weekend.

  6. What a sweet post! Thanks to your dad for his service.

    Congrats on your win of basket....yippee!

  7. What a beautiful post! My Dad also served in the Navy in WWII and so did Howard's father. My Dad turned 90 a couple of weeks ago. Yes, we owe them an enormous debt.

    And how lucky we are to still have them with us.

  8. Tell you Dad thanks for me! He looks wonderful and very happy! My husband's father and my grandfather both served during World War II, they both are gone now but we always have a moment of silence during Memorial Day for them.

  9. Please thank your dad for me too! And happy birthday to him a little early!

  10. What a wonderful post about your Dad! So nice that he is going to make the trip to D.C...I will be going next year and very much want to visit the War Memorials. I know he must be so excited. Tell him Thank you for his service from another little military brat! Hope you had a wonderul time with your family!

  11. Many thanks to your dad for his brave service.

    I adore this picture of your sweet dad with his babies. He looks like a very kind man. :-)

    I just discovered your lovely blog, so nice to meet you!

    All the best,

  12. Your post brought tears to my eyes. My day was also in the Navy during World War II. And believe it or not his birthday is June 10th. He passed away Memorial Day weekend in 1993. He would be 96 today if still alive. I miss him like crazy! Give your dad a hug for me please.

  13. Give your dad an extra hug from me..thanks for your service! I am so excited for his trip - it sounds wonderful..what a fantastic idea! And Happy Birthday, as well! How exciting. And I just love your new baby - :) Enjoy those sweet songs!

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  15. Thank you to your Dad for the sacrifices he made for us! Your mom and dad are adorable!!

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  16. What a sweet post from a daughter to a much loved father. The picture of you and your parents is so special. They look like such dear people. That is so nice for your Rotary club to do that. I hope you will do a post about it when your Dad is able to go.

  17. This was such a sweet post! I'm so glad your dad gets to make that trip-he will love it!

  18. Goodness!!!
    I have missed so much!
    Your Anniversary...You look Fabulous by the way...I want your legs...My worst fearure.
    and you two in your Lilly dresses..=.priceless.
    and sweet daddy...Mine was a Marine...My husband was in the Navy.
    I remember coming home from Vacation one year and landing in DC.
    The plane was coming in with all the retired vets.
    I was the one standing in the corner sobbing my heart out.
    Precious , precious was one of the most moving experiences of my life.
    I was honored to be waiting for a flight and given the gift of watching these men land ...
    They were treated royaly (as they should be).
    Love to you all and a special hug to your Dad.
    We leave in the morning for the big surgery for Dave.
    I will post later this evening...hopefully.
    Loved catching up the morning...
    xoxo~Kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  19. What a great post honoring your father.
    They were the last great generation, weren't they?

    White Spray Paint

  20. Your parents are so sweet! I hope to make it up to Elon sometime in the next year and would love to get together. I do miss my NC days very much! It will always be one of my favorite states :)

  21. My daddy was also in the Navy in WWII. I know you are proud of your dad!
    Enjoy your parents as long as you can...they leave us much too soon!


  22. Thank your dad for me as well! And that is awesome that they do those flights. Can't wait to hear about it after he gets to go this fall.

  23. Happy Friday, friend. Hope you are looking forward to a great weekend:) Try and stop by for Friday with Friends!! Hugs, Jennifer

  24. Such a sweet post. Thank your Daddy for us as well... Have a super w/k.. hugs ~lynne~

  25. I love this post - we are a military family, so Memorial Day means a lot to us as well. I'm so glad you are enjoying your treats from the shop - those chickens are indeed adorable! -diane

  26. Where are you sweet friend? Hoping all is okay since you haven't posted in a few days.