Monday, May 28, 2012

Honoring our HEROS!

Memorial Day is very close to my heart.  I grew up in a military family with my dad serving in the army for 25 years.  He served in Desert Storm and was injured and had to be transported home.  I remember when the chaplain and the commander's wife came to our door to tell us something had happened to my dad. I was only in second grade. He is find now of course and continued to serve until I was a junior in high school. 

My brother was in the 160th Special Operations Division-Night Stalkers stationed in Ft. Campbell, Kentucky.  This time when the men in uniform came to the door, we were told my brother was not coming home.  He is with Jesus now and drinking sweet tea and eating all the BBQ he wants.  I will forever miss my little brother.

My point is, Freedom is NOT free.  Somewhere right now, there is a little girl in your class, missing her daddy because he is deployed.  There is a wife, praying her husband will come home safely. 

Enjoy your Memorial Day, but please remember what it means.  It is not National BBQ Day.  I would LOVE for you to leave a comment with the name of your soldier.  Do you have a loved one who served?  PLEASE leave a comment about them.  I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE for this page to be filled with thanks for our veterans!

God Bless,


  1. Thank you to all serving men, women and their dear families. The sacrifice is so large and we all need to take time daily to thank a vet or active serviceman for our freedoms.

  2. Happy Memorial Day to you! I'm sorry to hear about your brother :( I can't begin to imagine what you feel each day and I won't pretend to. I just found you blog while hopping around this afternoon on other blogs. I think it's awesome that this blog is shared among 3 teachers. I'm your newest follower and look forward to reading about your ideas and experiences.

    Dirty Hands and Lesson Plans

    1. Thanks Katie! I will be sure to check your out too!

  3. Thank you so much for your family's desire to put their lives at risk for the sake of our freedom. You seem like you have accepted the events that have taken place and come to peace with it. That is amazing strength. Not only am I thankful for our veterans, I am thankful for their strong families!

  4. My husband served for 8 years at Ft. Campbell- The heroism displayed by soldiers daily is amazing. Thank you for your family's sacrifice.

  5. I am so sorry for the loss of your little brother and so thankful for his and your family's sacrifice for our country. My grandfather served in the navy in World War 2, my uncle served in Vietnam, and my cousin's husband is in the air force and is currently deployed to Afghanistan.


    Third Grade's A Charm

    1. Jackie, I pray your family memeber in Afganistan comes home without a scratch!

  6. What an amazing post! I am very sorry for the loss of your little brother but so thankful for his sacrifice and the sacrifice of so many men and women for our country's freedom. My Dad served in Vietnam. My kids love to look at his uniform and hat that are hanging in his coat closet.


  7. USMC Cpl Kelly S. Keith (Jan.7,1978 - April 8, 2000) Miss him everyday! He was basically like a brother to me, died in an Osprey crash in Arizona. So sorry for the loss of your brother! The sacrifice he and countless others have made will not be forgotten! May God bless your family!

  8. Definitely, freedom is not free.

    My cousin just became a captain in the Army, my grandpas both served in WWII, and my brother-in-law will soon be stationed in Germany with the Air Force.

    So thankful.

    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad


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