Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Happy Veterans Day!!!

Veterans Day is a federal holiday to thank and honor all those who have served in the US Armed Forces. On today's post I'd like to honor the most important veterans in my life.

My husband retired from the US Air Force after a 20+ year career.  Here he is at the flag folding ceremony at his retirement in 2003.

My parent's both served in the U.S. Army.  In fact, they met when they were on active duty. Here's my Dad just hanging out on Easter Sunday in 1953.

Although Veterans Day is usually reserved to honor our living veterans,  I am honoring my Mom today as well... She looks so young in this picture, but she was 21 years old.  Those are her actual dog tags and a patch from her uniform on the layout.

Happy Veterans Day to all our veterans!  Thank you for your sacrifice and service to our country.  God bless you.

I'm sharing this post on the Week #44 Blogger Challenge at Scraps of Color.

Thanks for stopping by.  Blessings!


  1. OH my goodness....Heartwarming layouts, priceless photos. TFS!

  2. Wow, awesome LOs and beautiful heritage, thank you for sharing and kudos to them for serving!

  3. what a beautiful family legacy you ahve and what a beautiful tribute. well done! xo

  4. What a wonderful (family) legacy Gemiel, and beautiful pages.

  5. Beautiful LOs! Hope that you are doing well!

  6. Beautiful LOs Gemiel!! I love how you added the tags/patches to your mom's LO! It's so wonderful that you have them and could capture these memories!

  7. Beautiful layouts and tributes to your special veterans, love how you used the dog tags & patch from your Mom. Thanks for sharing your special memories!