Nov 11, 2014

happy veteran's day

pocket of blossoms: happy veterans day

this day hits close to home for me. i've written about ten opening thoughts to this post and have deleted every one of them. no words can seem to fully express how thankful i am for our military veterans. without them, this country would be a completely different place. they are guardians of the freedoms we take for granted. while these freedoms have been taken away from so many across the world, we remain free because they ensured that freedom. 

freedom isn't free.

they have sacrificed so much. 
time with their families.
their safety.
their health.
their comfort. 
their lives.

thank you to our veterans for all they have done and continue to do for our country. and a special thank you to the veterans in my family.

"we often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude."
-cynthia ozick

make sure to thank a veteran today (or any day).
happy veteran's day!

10 comments

  1. this is such a great post! so grateful to live in a wonderful country and have so many amazing people who have made it what it is today too :)kelseybang.com

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    1. thank you so much! thanks for reading :)

      xoxo, kiely

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  2. So sweet. You know it means something to you when as a blogger, you just can't find the words.

    katieappleyard.com

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    1. so true, thank you for reading :)

      xoxo, kiely

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  3. this is so sweet. thanks for the message and reminder today!!

    xo welltraveledwife.com

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    1. thank you for reading! i followed your blog on bloglovin the other day and i can't wait to read more :)

      xoxo, kiely

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  4. Lovely post and I totally agree with your thoughts. We owe so much to servicemen and women.

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    1. thank you so much for reading! we really do :)

      xoxo, kiely

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  5. The reason I love this is because nobody seems to remember Veterans' Day or why we celebrate it or how it affects us other than the post office & bank not being open. So thanks for this!

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    1. i agree completely, thank you so much for reading :)

      xoxo, kiely

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