Armed Forces Day!


Mom-armed forces day1-001Many Americans celebrate Armed Forces Day annually on the third Saturday of May. It is a day to pay tribute to men and women who serve the United States’ armed forces. Armed Forces Day is also part of Armed Forces Week, which begins on the second Saturday of May.

The Seattle Sounders are honoring the Armed Forces at their game on the 17th of May. It’s always a great event to be a part of. I’ll be missing that game since I’m still in Florida but my season ticket will be enjoyed by a friend.

cemetery-air show1I’m partial to celebrating the Marines and soon we’ll be hearing about a reunion like the one below when Andrew, our Marine, reaches U.S. soil and the arms of his faithful and supportive wife, our daughter Katie. We can hardly wait to hear of the reunion.

Thank you, thank you to all those who serve us and our country in the Armed Forces!

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

9 thoughts on “Armed Forces Day!

  1. I couldn’t take my eyes off of the Camp Lejeune sign. My son enlisted in ’90 and 2 years later, a mechanic on the amtraks coming from the Middle East, he was killed in a freak accident about 44 yards from this sign. I don’t usually talk about this, but it came blurting out – sorry.

  2. I, too, am sorry for your commenter’s loss.

    The photo of Katie and Andrew is iconic. A soldier’s welcome home should always be filled with great joy. God bless’em all.

  3. Its a life I can’t really grasp and my heart clutches sometimes for those I know from afar who walk this life out. Words don’t seem fitting for our gratitude to those who choose this military life. We had friends who were civilian engineers who went to Afghanistan and Iraq. My did we learn a lot. Thankful to the Katie and Andrews, we live a privileged life in this country because of our military.

  4. Ellen, I enjoyed the re-cap of your trip – what a wonderful place you stayed in, with the terraces and all that lovely stone! It’s nice to get those recommendations from blogger friends.
    I like the idea of an Armed Forces Day – good for you for celebrating your soldiers, sailors and airmen!

  5. Chills. Just gives me CHILLS!!! Every time I see members of our armed forces engaged in rituals and exercises like the folding of the flag, I just can’t keep it together. It’s so amazing to witness. When the flag on my Daddy’s coffin was folded and presented to my Mom, I just about lost it after being pretty good all day long about keeping my grief to myself. There’s just something about all of that….!

    I know that you, Katie, and your whole family are all anxiously awaiting Andrew’s safe return. I’m with you!!!

    • Lana, I knew he had landed before I went to sleep on the east coast last night and cried happy tears when I saw the reunion photo this morning on the East coast!

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