Thursday, November 11, 2010

American Emblem, the Eagle. Symbol of Strength and Freedom

I honor men and women who enter the field of service to protect our country. The two past wars that I was involved with are WW ll and the Korean War. The following wars I just sat on the side lines and listened to the news. No, my son was in the Marines during Viet Nam War so I had a personal concern there, too.

For three years I lived with people of the Islamic faith and there was a deep bond and harmonious relationship with many of them. I could never understand this so-called war. I screamed in protest when I first heard about it.
I know now how my Father must have felt when he was ordered to fight the Germans, the people of his people. My Father loved and believed in America, the Republic. He was a simple man of honor whose handshake was his bond. He put his life on the firing line for most of four years of WW ll but it was his destiny to return and live out his remaining years trying to make this a better country.

My Father was active in The VFW and American Legion. He got me into selling the poppy and Buddy Poppy on what was then Armistice Day. Do they still sell the poppies? I have no idea. But I do want to wave an American flag for all the service people and all the past veterans, alive or fallen. You are all heroes and I honor you. Yeahhh.... go America.


  1. Amen Manzanita. You have a family to be proud of and I am glad they all returned safely. We owe our freedom to such men.
    Like you, I can not understand wars nor the men that start them. It is always our young men that must settle the mess,too often with their lives. The soldiers I honor, the world leaders, not so much.

  2. Poppies are very much sold here in the UK in the days leading up to the 11/11 and on Remembrance Sunday!!

    Yay for your wonderful dad and your family!! And yay for your global and very cosmopolitan and amazing outlook on life and the universe and everything else in-between!!!

    Take care

  3. Yes we definitely have poppies here in London and I know in Aussie and NZ.

    Such a wonderful post, really great to know your Dad returned home too. We do owe alot to everyone who serves their countries, and of course their families that they leave behind.

  4. The husband and I went downtown yesterday to watch the Veterans parade. Yep, poppies are still being sold. I took a photo of one for you. It's over at Take 25 to Hollister.

  5. Hi! I'm following you from the 40 and over hop!

    Nice post.

    Kristin :)
    Keenly Kristin

  6. From this very patriotic American, a big, loving "God Bless" to our Veterans.

  7. Lest we forget.

    Poppies are still sold and worn here in Canada! :D My family's were laid to rest on my grandfather's grave this past week, as a symbol to a WWII veteran.

  8. I couldn't find a comment box on your next post, that's why I am answering here.
    That is a very interesting post indeed. Indigenous peoples are in danger of being swallowed up by modernity everywhere. They don't stand much of a chance.