Monday, November 11, 2019


Remembering all of our veterans and active duty to serve this great country of ours. Ours is a military family. My father served in World War II.

My parents were married hours before he shipped out.

My oldest brother Roger, also served in the Navy during the Vietnam war.

My brother-in-law Mike Danahy who passed away last year, served in the United States Army.

And my wonderful husband Dennis served in the United States Air Force.

I know I have photos of Dennis somewhere in his uniform but I couldn’t find it this morning. I wish I had photos of Roger and Mike in their uniforms for you.

Suffice it to say, I’m very proud of the men in our family who sacrificed for the rest of us to be able to enjoy our freedom’s.

May God bless all of the veterans and currently serving members of the Armed Forces and their families on this and every day.

“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”  John 15:13


  1. What a lovely post! I'm knitting away listening to an Audible documentary about WW2 and your photos really brought it home for me. I had six uncles who served in the Pacific, one on a submarine. Now my son programs those submarines for the Navy here in DC. It's all come full circle. They really were the Greatest Generation.

  2. What a beautiful tribute to the veterans in your family and all veterans. My thanks go to all of them!

  3. God Bless Them All and Their families!

  4. Thanks for sharing your family military history and your beautiful young parents. It was nice of you to honor all veterans, too. Have a super week, my friend. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  5. A lovely post Betsy. Thank you (&thank you Dennis).

  6. It's very important for family to know the military history of their relatives.

  7. Thank your husband for his service! Your parents photo is so special!!

  8. Nice honor to your family members who took their turns keeping us safe!

  9. Your parent's wedding picture is beautiful. I love seeing old wedding pictures. Have a blessed day.

  10. THANKS SO MUCH for the sacrifice of so msny dear men Betsy.
    Wr are n dire fire situation dear sis, lives, hundreds of homes lost our town under threat yest and last night, ercifully passed ok, however the rollercoaster continues, next time of concern weekend to next Tues.
    Oh may God have mercy upon sinfilled Oz, for withput Him we can do NOTHING. We need Him to do a miracle.. in north of pur state diwn to Sydney and south, without RAIN and lots of it there is no end in sight.. and this is our Spring!! Oh Lord help us we pray.
    2 Chronicles 7:14
    If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
    Pray you're back has settled afyer injections. I've another skin cancer on my shin aee Dr this morning re it, new Dr so will need to train him re my issues. Lord knows..
    .. you're a blessing, dear Betsy and may God bless you too.
    Hugs, Shaz in Oz.x

    {Wonderful Words of Life - Shaz in Oz}
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  11. Thank your family of veterans for us. Our son is in the navy. Has to retire in July of next year. Nancy

  12. God bless them! My father was an air force man for 20 yrs. I am very proud of him for that. Have a wonderful rest of the week!

  13. Thanks to all family members for serving. Love the photos.

  14. What a great post . . . we need to never forget about those men and women that put their lives on the line for our freedom. We own them a great appreciation. Two of my brothers were military men for over twenty years, and I have always considered them and all service men and women as heroes . . . war time or not.
    Thank you both for your prayers on our behave, we truly appreciate them. We live each day as it comes and don't know how we'll feel from day to day (I guess I say "how we feel" because when he is having a bad day, it's very hard for me to not feel his pain, too). Maybe not physically but certainly in my heart.
    God bless you ad your family and thank you again.
    Connie :)

  15. Great veteran's day post Betsy! Thanks for sharing. My grandpa was in WWI in AEF and was based in France for a year. Uncles and cousins, a brother in military. I enjoy hearing veterans share their stories. Take care.

  16. Yes, may the dear Lord bless all of the wonderful men and women who have served or currently serve. I am so thankful for all they have done and still do for us! God bless you, sweet friend. :)

  17. I'm grateful for the service of your family members and all those who have invested their lives in the cause of peace. 💜🙏