Sunday, November 11, 2007

Veterans Day Expressions


It wasn't the reward that mattered
or the recognition you might harvest.
It was your depth of commitment,
your quality of service,
the product of your devotion.
These were the things that counted in life.
When you gave purely the honor came in giving,
And that was honor enough.
-author unknown



I had the joy of hearing an interview on Friday with Marcus Luttrell. When he was thanked for his service to our country, he said, "You don't need to thank us for what we do - it's our honor." Then, he spoke of the honor of serving our country. It was humbling. Once again, reminding us that these are special people - better than most of us - who understand the gift of service and commitment.

We all know Veterans - take a moment today and thank them for the gift they gave to all of us of service and commitment.

Thank you, all....

4 comments:

Buck Pennington said...

When he was thanked for his service to our country, he said, "You don't need to thank us for what we do - it's our honor."

Former Corpsman Luttrell knows from whence he speaks, and better than most. One of America's Finest, indeed.

Sarge Charlie said...

Thank you for the email, it is special. Thank you for all of your support. This is a great post for today.

MaryAnn said...

I know you don't do this for the recognition, FG, but I'd like to thank you for all you do, too.

Jenn of the Jungle said...

A lovely tribute to America's most valiant and brave. Thanks FG, as the commenter sabove say, for all you do.