Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Veteran's Day

I've mentioned before that my dad plays Taps at military funerals and other services.  I had the privilege of attending the Ft. Logan Veterans Day service with him today.  I took the opportunity to thank a few of the vets there, and also saw strangers thanking my dad both for playing at the service, and for his military service.  We stopped at Applebee's, who is serving free meals to Vets today, and a gentleman drove through the parking lot in a diesel pick-up.  When he saw my dad, he stopped short, turned off his engine and told my dad thanks.  You know what they say, if you value your freedom, thank a vet. 

Here's the group who played Taps today, the youngest bugler is still in high school!


dandman said...

My hero. My Dad.

Thimbleanna said...

How very lucky to see this with your dad. Beautiful pictures -- thanks for sharing them!

Stephanie D. said...

Great post, Karen! Thanks for the photos--very meaningful. I particularly love the one with the little guy.

brigette said...

thanks for the great post!!
love the photos.
thanks so much for sharing.

proud mom of sgt. vjm, usmc.