Eleven Eleven

Nov 11, 2017 by

This is for the families of those who serve, the mothers, fathers, children, sweethearts, wives, and husbands of the men and women who answer the call and take the oath to uphold and defend.

This is to thank them for their sacrifice on the altar of freedom, for their loyalty to their loved ones and to the nation.

This is to comfort them in their time of trial while they wait to find out how he or she is doing out there and when she or he will be home again.

This is to share their grief and offer condolences when the ultimate sacrifice has been made, and the veteran has taken his or her everlasting place alongside the greatest heroes who ever lived.

This is where those of us who wish we could do more say thank you to those who do so much.

Hug someone who loves a veteran today. You will both feel better.

That is all.

Devlin out.


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  1. Audrey

    That was beautiful, Uncle Dev. :hug: :hug: Thank you for your service. :salute:

    And Happy Remembrance Day to our friends across the pond. :uk: :rose: :rose:

  2. Ash and Alder

    Amen to that.
    Good to see the England and Germany players standing side by side as their service people laid poppies before the game at Wembley last night. :salute:

    Ash and Alder :uk:

  3. Thanks, Audrey. :hug: :hug:

    And yes, indeed – best wishes to our friends and allies on Remembrance Day. :uk: :aussie: and I thought we had a maple leaf flag, too, but this certainly includes Canada — :salute: :salute: :salute: :salute: :salute: :salute: :salute: :salute:

    Ash, love the poppy story. :hug: :hug: :smile:

  4. Princess Anastasia

    Thank you — those of you who serve and those of you who wait for them to come home. And thank you for this special reminder and your own service, Uncle Dev. We love you. Mr. Gary. Sir. You have a place in our grateful hearts, as well, and I am sure there are others connected to the blite family who deserve our gratitude. To all of you — be blessed.

  5. At this point, PA, I truly can say that it was my pleasure to serve. All I did was show up, and it changed my life for the better. That’s one reason — maybe the main reason — I keep trying to change other lives for the better, too.

    Semper paratus and big hugs to all my shipmates on spaceship Earth. Night night, all. :tobed:

  6. Ang

    Thanks to all the veterans :salute: :usa: !! Thank you so-o-o-o much for your service!

    Thank you, Uncle Dev for your service and for your empathy for others! You are a wonderful and understanding man! :salute: :kiss: :hug:

  7. Thanks, Ang. :grin: And you’re welcome. :hug: