Happy Veterans Day

There are never enough words to express my thanks to the men and women who have served and are currently serving in our Armed Forces.  To be so selfless and courageous is a blessing to us all.

This Veteran’s Day I feel even more grateful, and yet sad as well.  On Thanksgiving Day we will be seeing off one of our very dear friends who is being deployed to Afghanistan to do one of the most dangerous jobs one can do in the military.  He has done multiple deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, etc, and each return unharmed is a huge blessing in and of itself.  This time my prayers will continue with him, as well as all of our armed forces, for a safe time there and a safe return home to their loved ones.


Poppies, which are a bright red flower, became a symbol of Veterans Day after the bloody WWI battle in Flanders Field, in Belgium. The soil in the battle fields became scattered with rubble, making the soil rich with lime (the mineral, not the fruit). Poppies thrived in the fertile soil. Many soldiers were buried in Flanders field, creating a contrast of white crosses and vibrant red poppies. (Info found here)



  1. Carrie Phelps says

    I wasn’t aware of the poppies. Thank you for acknowledging this special day.

  2. The story of the poppies is quite remarkable. I know it’s a part of the tradition in Canada to wear them on Remembrance Day. I wish safety for your friend.

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