Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Honoring A Veteran

I am doing a little tribute today to my Grandfather for Veteran's Day.   This is an actual picture of him somewhere with some of the guys in his regiment.  He is the one in the top hat.  

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He was around twenty we he went into the army and he trained in Louisiana and then in Camp Breckinridge, KY (pic above).  He was then sent over to the European Theater.  Much has been written about these young men and the service they did for our country.  I don't know if we would recognize the world we live in if it had not been for these brave young men.  I appreciate what he did and have told him so often.  If you know a veteran who has missing or broken medals you can get them replaced.  I don't have a before pic of his medals but, they were in pieces.

I have my Grandfather's replacement medals displayed  in a shadowbox by his picture.  You can obtain these medals from the National Personnel Records Center at this website:
 http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/military-personnel/public/awards-and-decorations.html

The medals are replaced free to the veteran or family.  This is a great way to honor my Grandfather's service for his great grandchildren to see in this display on our wall.
 I will link to these wonderful blogs, go and visit them:
Before and After Party at Savvy Southern Style
Whatever Goes Wednesday at Someday Crafts
Show and Tell Wednesday at Blue Cricket Design
Make It yours Day  at My Backyard Eden
Strut Your Stuff Party  at Saturday Mornings
 
I will join Joni at Red Couch Recipes for the Thanksgiving Challenge.  I will put at the end of every post till Thanksgiving what I am thankful for.  I am thankful for the men and women who have served in our military they have given the ultimate gift to our country.

Walking to the Battle of the Bulge
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9 comments:

Marydon said...

We bow in humble gratitude to the men of valor that have fought for our freedoms. LET FREEDOM RING!!!

Have a beautiful day ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Jo said...

Thank you for this post,I honor your grandfather and all other veterans.
I posted on my blog honoring my Daddy,WWII Veteran.They are all hero's to me.
-Jo
-LazyonLoblolly

Red Couch Recipes said...

I thank you for your grandfather's service! Love the pictures. I agree with you that our world would be a different place without these brave young men. I didn't know you could get metals replaced. My father served in WW II also. I did a post on him for TT today. Joni

La said...

Thanks to veterans like your grandfather and my father, we live blessed lives with freedoms we sometimes take for granted. La

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That is such a sweet way to honor your grandfather. We are very grateful for all our veterans.

Toocutedobs said...

Very nice! A wonderful tribute to those responsible for our freedom and of others across the world. Thank you for sharing with us.

Debbie said...

Joining with you in grateful thanksgiving for the men and women like your grandfather. I am so glad you were able to get those medals replaced. You have a family treasure!

Rose H (UK) said...

I think that your shadow box is a beautiful honour to your Grandfather. The men who lost their lives in support of freedom are not forgotten here either....

DANA said...

That is awesome! I would love for you to link up at my Strut Your Stuff Party!
http://danajeanward.blogspot.com/2010/11/strut-your-stuff-party.html

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