Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Thank you to the Veterans

Thank you to all the Veterans, living and not, that fought the noble battles to make and to keep the peace and freedoms that I enjoy. Those freedoms that I hope my children come to truly understand and cherish as I do. It is easy to get caught up in the business of day-to-day life without taking the time to appreciate what we have. Today I'm taking a minute to reflect on all that is good and thank those people who helped ensure that.

My grandfather, Franklin 'Bud' Kline served in World War II as a SeaBee. He will be 93 this December. Each May he participates in the Memorial Day service. 2008 marked 62 consecutive years.

My Dad, Mike Trunnell served in the Army during the Vietnam War at the tender age of 22. I love this photo of him. Standing in a typical pose with a full head of hair. On the back of the photo he wrote "Me on a big ass rock". That is so classic Dad!

My father-in-law, Roger Sweeney, is a proud member of the U.S. Naval Academy Class of 1964. Here he is aboard the USS Tecumseh. I hope I'm not breaking any trade secrets or impairing National Security with this photo. :)

Thanks again to all the veterans!


Jenney said...

Thanks for the reminder to appreciate what we have today! You have some very special men in your family!!

charlotte said...

i really enjoyed reading this post (not that i don't enjoy the others :) ) i too am so thankful for these special individuals past and present!

Tracey said...

Both my grandads served in WW2 and one of them was taken prisoner, he lived and came home - so many didn't, it does us all good to remember those brave and selfless heroes XXX

Sara said...

WOW! That picture of your dad, could be my dad! Same haircut, same issue glasses (well, my dad's were Navy, same attitude!