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11/11/2014

Thank You to all Our Veterans


GOD BLESS the RED, WHITE and BLUE


Good afternoon. Today is a time to say a very heartfelt Thank You to those brave men & women who have served our country and bought the freedoms which we take for granted today. So many have sacrificed their lives over the centuries in which the United States has been a sovereign nation. Too often, we forget the high cost of these freedoms & rights. At least today, we should pause & remember. Let me take this opportunity to extend my personal thanks to anyone reading this blog - who served our country or who had a loved one who did. My father, my 5 brothers, my husband, and many of our extended family members gave years of their lives in the armed services of the United States. I salute each of them and am so proud of them. It was a sacrifice for those of us who loved them as well. So here's my small tribute to those brave people.


- I Love Rubber Stamps image, stamped with Memento Gray Flannel, colored with copics and a white gel pen to enhance the stars. DH bought this stamp at a  long ago stamp show so I thought it fitting to make a card for today.

- Lil Inker stitched rectangle & stars dies. Computer generated sentiment.

That's it for today. Thank you for visiting, and thank you for participating in our country's day to remember our Veterans. God Bless.

25 comments:

Rita said...

We will Remember Them. Hugs Rita xxx

scrappymo! said...

This is a fabulous card, Mary. Full of the reminder of what your family and many more have dedicated their lives too.

My Grandfather served in many wars. He carrried the reminders of that in his personal life afterwards. He always marched in the YPRES section of the Remembrance Day parades here in Canada.

God bless...

LesleyG said...

Lovely tribute, and god bless from over the pond xxx

Christine Harrop said...

Fabulous image on this great card to celebrate your Veterans. Today is Armistice Day but here in the UK we use the Sunday closest as our Remembrance Sunday. Lest we forget! Amen. Christine xx

Carol said...

A beautiful tribute Mary. Carol x

Redanne said...

Such a beautiful tribute Mary. Hugs, Anne xx

Kathleen said...

This looks stunning Mary, a fabulous card.

Kath x

Charlene said...

What a fabulous card Mary!!

Benzi said...

Mary, this is so beautiful and a wonderful patriot card. It's perfect for Veteran's Day.

Pat said...

What a great image Mary and a wonderful way to say thank you. We always have two minutes silence on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month as a mark of respect. x

Lisa said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, Mary!! I love the beautiful design!! Fabulous card for a fabulous cause!! God bless the USA and a huge thank you to our Veterans!!

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Shona Erlenborn said...

A beautiful tribute to today! What an awesome image showing both pride and honor to all the wonderful people who gave their all.

Stamping With Bibiana said...

love love your card and that image is fantastic!
thank you as well for your kind words of support and concern...I am doing better and trying to live normally and being strong...time will do its job I am sure...thanks again for the lovely comments I appreciated them very much
hugs from California
bibiana

Patricia said...

A stunning image for the day "We will Remember"
Hugs

Patricia x

Di said...

Beautiful work Mary and such lovely words. I come from a long military background and am so very grateful and proud of those who serve and did serve our country.

Hugs

Di xx

Sheila H said...

Your tribute is fabulous, Mary.

Pippa said...

Lovely card Mary. We were commemorating the start of the First World War over here. It has been going on all year really but Sunday was Remembrance Sunday when a lot of churches had special services and Tuesday was Remembrance Day itself, 11 o'clock on 11th day of the 11 month when hostilities ceased.

Brenda said...

You said what is in my heart for our past soldiers and our present soldiers Momma Mary! This country and Her people owe a lot to the soldiers who risked their own lives to give us a free country to live in. Some gave the ultimate gift to our country, their lives. How do you even begin to repay that?! By honoring each and every soldier, past and present, alive or passed-we owed them a lot!! Your card is just beautiful Momma Mary and I just adore it! You colored it up so beautiful. Thanks for making us stop and give thanks to our veterans, our soldiers!! Hugs, Brenda

Bonnie said...

A beautiful tribute to our courageous men and women that protect our freedoms! Well done, my friend.

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...what a stunning card for such a special day.

Brenda in IN said...

This is a lovely tribute to all our veterans. Say a special thanks to all your family members who served. We acknowledge the Marine Corp. birthday and Veterans Day every year too.

Donna Ellis said...

What a striking card, Mary! NEVER have I seen that heart-gripping image before and you have done it up proudly. Gorgeous. hugs, de

Pat said...

Absolutely beautiful card and heartfelt tribute to all our military past and present. Love it Mary. Great job!!!!!

coldwaters2 said...

Awesome creation Mary and a wonderful tribute, I have been quite emotional about this occasion they are all remembered.
hugs
lorraine x

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

BRILLIANT colouring on your part Mary! That is something I wish I could master! Hazel x