Friday, November 11, 2011

Ask Elnora--about Veterans???? Lenora Worth

Darlings, this will be short and sweet. Elnora is on the road again. We are headed to Georgia to visit a family member who is having surgery. Then we'll be back in Florida for a few days. I hope to post during the day, depending on where I might be and if I can find wifi somewhere. But I couldn't let this time of year get by without saluting our dear veterans who have served our country. As romance writers, we all appreciate a man in uniform. As Americans, we appreciate both men and women who have served in order to protect us and keep us free. What could be more romantic than that? But we realize wars are not romantic at all, are they? They are big and dirty and chaotic and stressful and dangerous and ... going to fight in a war is the only job I know of that you go into knowing you might not come out. So, thank you Veterans. We won't forget you, ever. And dear bloggers, let's discuss any veterans we might have in our lives. I'll start. I had an Uncle Harry who served in the Air Force and a brother who served in the Navy. My late father-in-law was an Army veteran and I had a nephew who also served. It takes a lot of courage to offer up your life for your country. But then, there is no greater love ..... Tell us about your veterans. They are all heroes, of course. But we also realize they sometimes suffer greatly after coming home. Elnora wishes we could have a nation-wide group hug to salute our veterans and let them know we care about them. Happy Veterans Day to all the heroes out there. We will tell your stories in our stories. Okay, beautiful bloggers--do you have a special person in uniform you'd like to mention or remember?

9 comments:

  1. Elnora, I'm so glad you posted this today! I'd like to say thank you to our veterans! Especially my dad and my father-in-law.

    Safe travels!!

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  2. This is a topic near and dear to my heart. My dad was in the Army National Guard towards the end of the Vietnam War. He did not get sent into combat but because of the way some vets were treated when returning home during that time, he instilled in my sister and I a huge thankfulness and gratitude for those who serve. He taught us that the troops should always be supported and thanked for their sacrifice.

    A very good friend of mine's son was a Navy SEAL and later joined the CIA. He was KIA in Afghanistan in 2003. The sacrifice that men like him (and their families) make is incredible and I am so grateful for their sacrifice.

    Thank you for posting this today!

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  3. Both my parents are Army veterans, Korean War. Mom a 2nd Lieutenant and Dad a private. Love is grand. My my sweet husband is also Army--Vietnam. I am so proud of all 3.

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  4. Thanks for the comments. At hospital with my sister in law. She had a heart attack after her surgery. Prayers needed. She is stable for now. Happy Veterans Day!!! Will check back later.

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  5. Prayers going up for you and SIL. And safe travels!!

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  6. A couple of weeks ago I took my daughter to the airport in Tulsa. Right away we noticed a large biker group with huge flags on their bikes. They came into the airport wearing "veteran" vests and made a long double line. Soon, a young wounded warrior came off a plane. With 'thank yous' and applause and great respect, they escorted this young soldier to a limo and gave him a motorcycle escort, flags flying, all the way to his home. I later caught the last of the bikers before he joined the brigade and told him I thought they were doing an awesome thing. His reply, "It's a honor. A true honor."

    Yep. Couldn't agree more.

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  7. What a lovely story Linda. That is a nice gesture. Thanks for the prayers. My sil is somewhat better today.

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  8. Wonderful post, Elnora. Our veterans deserve constant thanks for putting their lives on the line for us. I am in awe of their service.

    Linda, your story touched me deeply. I'm so glad you shared it with us.

    Lenora, we'll keep the prayers coming for your sister-in-law.

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  9. Linda, thanks for sharing that story, what a wonderful thing that group did for the wounded vet!

    Lenora--prayers for your sister-in-law!

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