Friday, November 11, 2011

Day 11 - I'm Thankful for...

Smiley from personal Marine Veteran!

My DH served in the Marine Corps and spent time in Viet Nam.  He doesn't talk about his experience much, as is probably pretty common among veterans.  I certainly appreciate ALL those who have served in all branches of the military and what sacrifices they and their families have made, and I understand the today's technology allows us all to actually see what they do...perhaps too much sometimes.

However, I think the Viet Nam era veterans were shortchanged, especially when they came home.  Remember, it was the 60's and early 70s - it was the time of "make love, not war" and yet many of these brave soldiers made that very same ultimate sacrifice by giving up their lives.  Those that were luckier came home to name-calling.  News reports rarely mentioned returning platoons.  I understand it was a different time, but each man and woman who served in Viet Nam made sacrifices too, they deserve to be honored today also.  Please remember them too.

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So, as I step down off my soapbox....I do have a project to share.

This card has ALOT going on!  Lots of shimmer, lots of embossing - both dry and heat, and lots of die cuts!  This card is definitely not one I would want to make alot of, although it was a swap from Regional, so the artist DID make many of them!

Please remember to honor all of our Veterans today!

1 comment:

  1. I agree! I think we have forgotten all that was given by our service men and women. Give Hubby a hug for me for serving our country, willing to make a sacrifice, and for being an American Hero!!!!

    LOVE THE CARD! That DP is one of my FAVES!!!!!!!