11 November 2010

Veterans Day

But fame is theirs - and future days On pillar'd brass shall tell their praise; Shall tell - when cold neglect is dead - "These for their country fought and bled." ~Philip Freneau (1752-1832)

To all the Veterans - past and present, human and animal - thank you for your sacrifice and courage. I honor you, and I salute you.

Please don't forget the Disabled American Veterans. Also, please check out the various organization that help military pets, such as Guardian Angels for Soldier's Pets, Foster Military Pets, and Military Working Dog Foundation.

Lord, bid war's trumpet cease; Fold the whole earth in peace. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes (1841-1935)

I couldn't have woofed it better myself, Mr. O.W. Holmes! "...the whole earth in peace" is what all on Earth should be striving to achieve. Live a life of kindness and goodness. Be gentle, considerate, and caring. Love. And smile, because it's contagious. And you don't need a vaccine! I'm just sayin'...

9 comments:

Remington said...

Great post! Thanks to all the Veterans!

FiveSibesMom said...

Thank you, Suka, for your Veterans Day post and for visiting our site in commemoration of today. There is now a blog hop attached for Veterans Day, if you'd like to stop by and "hop along."

The Teacher's Pets said...

Hi there, Suka!
I am your newest RSS feed subscriber and I found you b/c you signed your name in my THANKFUL FUR 3 THURSDAY BLOG HOP! I thank you for adding the blog hop linky to your blog too b/c it helps to spread the word to everyone!
I love that you have a parrot as a best friend and I would love to see a picture of him as he follows you around the house! How cute to have a little friend like that!
Hey, if you tell me that you are a new follower (either RSS, email, or Google Friend Connect) I will feature your blog next Thursday! Would you like that? If so, please tell me if you want me to snatch a photo from your blog or if you want to email one to me, okay?

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

What wise words, Suka. Peace.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Well pawed my handsome furry pal!

Furry
Well
Pawed

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Hi! I'm Sierra-Dog! said...

Suka,
It is so good of you to remember and to remind us to remember also.
A big heart felt THANK YOU to all veterans from us,
Dexie and the Peeps

emilene said...

Hi Suka! Thanks for visiting me - I've come to say hallo as well. We enjoyed reading your posts and it sounds like you have a wonderful family!

Abigail the Yorkie

Oskar said...

What a nice tribute. I wish we would have known about the blog hop!

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

Huffle Mawson said...

Very nice post Suka.