Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Happy Veteran's Day!

I would like to wish everyone a Happy Veteran's Day - most especially all of the Veterans and their families!
We had a special day today because my Daddy (Bay) flew in last night from Scott AFB to speak at a Veteran's Day Ceremony in McDonough. He has to go back tonight, so we have been soaking up all the time with him we can. He is currently "resting his eyes" on the couch next to me!

The ceremony was really nice. It was a little windy and chilly, but we enjoyed it very much. There was a JROTC unit and color guard from a local high school, a middle school band, lots of flags, families, and quite a few Veterans. There were Veterans from WW II, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, and OIF and OEF. And of course, the best part was the talented and handsome speaker, MG Bil Johnson!!!! (I am not biased AT ALL!)

The children were there, of course. They were nice most of the time, although toward the end, Spencer did say in his outside voice, "Can we go? This is boring." Nice! And even after I asked them both many times and even offered to go to the bathroom BEFORE the ceremony, as the announcer was introducing Daddy, we had to rush off to relieve two small bladders. Unfortunately, we did miss part of Daddy's speech. Luckily, I heard him practice several times this morning!

And as usual, Jessa was attached to her Bay once he was finished with his speech. I am thinking we may need to get a doctor to figure out why she loses the use of her legs in his presence. (HA!) They got to talk to lots of people, including some of the WWII Veterans.

Spencer was just happy when the "boring" part was over, and he could run around and make friends with nature.

Our Daddy Doll came with us, also. He enjoyed the festivities, too!
I am trying to raise the children the way Lucas and I were raised. I want them to have a great respect for our country, our flag, our armed forces, and our veterans and their families who have selflessly served our country since the beginning. Veterans like their great-grandfathers, great grandmother, grandfather, uncles, and most importantly, their daddy.
Happy Veteran's Day!

1 comment:

Mary said...

Hey Dana! Don't you just love the Daddy Doll? Both kids have one and they are worn out from all the hugs when Chris was gone. Praying for you guys over the holidays. Have a great weekend.