Gratitude Quote and list for Day 12 — Veterans Day

I feel such immense gratitude for all who have served in our military.  I know that they are there, protecting us and waiting to protect us at a moments notice.  I know the sacrifices made to serve our country by the individual and their families.  I know that many serve and do not return home.  I know.  I do not forget.  I am grateful to those who have served in the past.  I am grateful to those who will serve in the future.  I am grateful to those serving now.  I’m grateful to the members of my own family who have served and are serving — my father, my uncle, my husband, my cousin, my son.  I am grateful to all those I’ll never meet who serve.  I’m grateful to all of you who support them.  You serve too, by doing that.  I am grateful to each and every one of you today and every day.  To all of you — Thank you.  Thank you.  Thank you.  This concludes my gratitude list for today.

I couldn’t stop at one quote today.  I got this group here.

Freedom is never free.  ~Author Unknown

In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.  ~José Narosky

It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you.  ~Author unknown, sometimes attributed to M. Grundler

This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.  ~Elmer Davis

Courage is almost a contradiction in terms.  It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.  ~G.K. Chesterton

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.  ~John Fitzgerald Kennedy

We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.
~Cynthia Ozick

What are you thankful for today?

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2 Responses to Gratitude Quote and list for Day 12 — Veterans Day

  1. Jan says:

    Whoa! Your statement and the quotes you mentioned were perfect. Thank you so much.

    I’m grateful my husband served (Korea) and lived to return home.

    I’m grateful he saw a different part of the world and desperate (and disparate) conditions in which a culture made do and survived.

    I’m grateful for friends whose words can move me.

    Jan T.

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