April 26, 2011

Veterans and Vanilla Wafers

V-day on the A-Z Blogging Challenge brought two things to mind - veterans and vanilla wafers.

Sgt MA - 1980
Veterans are special to me because I know all too well the sacrifices they've made.  I had brothers, uncles and cousins who served in Korea, WWII and VietNam, and of course I served also, retiring from the Marine Corps after more than 21 years.  It didn't stop with my generation, as my younger son also followed his SgtMaj father and I and served three tours in Iraq as an Infantry Squad Leader.

May God richly bless all of them.

I've shared a few articles I penned about veterans in the past, but I think they deserve another mention on V-day.

Retired Marine Reflects on Veterans Day
Women Veterans Accepted By Peers, Still Treated Differently

And just because this veteran loves vanilla wafers, I'll point you to my favorite way to eat them, with my Simply Sweet Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball.  Yum!

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Bethy B said...

Thank you for your service!

ladydragonfly said...

Thank you for your service and that of your family. God Bless you all.

GigglesandGuns said...

These are two really great V words. Thanks.

Langley said...

Indeed, may God richly bless all of them. Thank you and your long line of family members who served.

Anonymous said...

Look how cute you are in that pic!

May each and every one come home safely, and peace prevent any more from needing to put themselves in harm's way.

I’m A-Z Blogging, and my “V” post is right here.

Sarah Allen said...

Beautiful post! Thank you for sharing :)

Sarah Allen
(my creative writing blog)

Amy Brantley said...

Great post! Love vanilla wafers and vets :)

Mindy said...

Thank you, and your family, for your service! We appreciate you.

And...now I'm intrigued by that recipe! =)