Sunday, November 13, 2011

Remember Our Veterans Every Day

Hi Everyone,

This past Friday, we celebrated Veterans Day.  This one day a year everyone comes together to support our men and women who served in our armed services. 

It's not enough.  We must support them every single day of their lives.  So many of our military come home in body bags, without their limbs, with brain damage and they can't return to their old selves.  Some of these men and women don't have the support of their families; all they have is the V.A., and if they let them down then there may be no one to help them. 

For those soldiers who return home after killing and seeing friends blown up; it's almost impossible to return to normalcy without support somewhere.  Some end up homeless and never find their way back. 

The men and women who do return home seemingly unscathed will never be able to forget the events they participated in or watched unfold before their very eyes.  They may talk about these events or not, but those events will be remembered even though they try to forget. 

Today and every day here is a URL to go to and click on their button to help feed our veterans.  All you have to do to get a reminder every day is ask for it.  My good friends, Joe Hobbs and Sherri Ferguson do this faithfully every day, and I thank you for it.  Joe was very handsome in his uniform as a young man.

Thank you to all of those who serve our country.  You and your families give so much, and I appreciate all you do.


Sandra K. Marshall


Viola Russell said...

I agree with you. "Normal" is next to near impossible after seeing horror. These people need unbelievable help. Who can be surprised when returned service people suffer psychotic breaks, hurting family members or themselves. After WWII, my uncles who returned from battle picked up the pieces of their lives as best they could. One of my uncles never returned. Please read my blog post on Veterans Day at My latest release, LOVE AT WAR, is set in WWII.

K.T. Bishop said...

We're blessed to have great military. I am writing one called Classified Love!

Sandy said...

Thank you, Viola. I'll definitely read your blog.

Thanks, K.T. Yes, we are lucky and should be grateful to our military.

Linda LaRoque said...

Sadly enough, many men and women will never openly show symptoms of the stress they suffer, but it will greatly impact the way they cope and relate to others.

Christie Craig said...

Great post, Sandy. I can not imagine how hard it must be for those serving, or for their families.

We owe them so much.


Marianne Stephens said...

Sandy, I think you gave this link before....and I'm still doing it daily. Supporting our brave men and women who serve in our military is so important.

Sandy said...

Thank you, Linda. They hide because they don't want to share what they believe is horrific.

Sandy said...

Thank you, Christie. I agree that we owe them so much.

Sandy said...

Thank you, Marianne. I'm sure your click at that site is appreciated and helpful to our vets.

Anna said...

Great Post Sandy, I agree with all you said. Just the other day I was at the airport standing in line to buy a drink when a young service man (couldn't have been more than 19 years old) order a hamburger, fries and drink. Before I even thought twice, I stepped by his side and handed money to the counter man - I turned to the young blue eyed man in uniform(young enough to be my son), he smiled and said, thank you. I said, "No, thank you."

Sandy said...

That was a wonderful gesture, Anna. Thank you for stopping by and telling us.