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.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE! I AM FOREVER GRATEFUL!
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)