Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Honoring Veterans in the Family

Connor's special veteran visitors, Papa and his Great-Great Uncle Bud (World West II vet!), were honored at Stonegate Elementary School's Veterans Day convocation.

Collin, completely exhausted, succumbs to sleep on the floor.

Cooper testing out his birthday present!

Connor and Collin enjoying a November picnic lunch with their friend, Koriann.

Cooper and his best buddy Annika, out for a drive!

My mom called me yesterday. She wanted to know if I was sick because she noticed an absence of blogs the last few days. (I appreciate the concern!) No, I didn't succumb to illness, just busyness.

The last few days have whittled away in the flurry of activities. Despite our hectic schedule, we've still tried to carve out moments soaking up the atypical November temps. (In fact, yesterday I wore shorts around the yard!)

Today was busy, but full of the good kind of busy. This morning, I accompanied my father and my great uncle to a Veteran's Day celebration at Connor's school. The program was fairly long for antsy elementary school children, but full of meaningful moments. For our family, it was an honor to have our relatives announced among the role of veterans, and applauded for their service.

The most touching part of the morning was the moment the principal introduced a student's uncle. The young soldier stood, balancing on a walker, in recovery from a humvee accident. The crowd erupted in a standing ovation, and I definitely had to swallow back some tears, grateful for those who have sacrificed so much.

After the program ended, my Great Aunt Louise said to me, "It's good to see that schools still find it important to honor veterans."

I couldn't agree more.

1 comment:

  1. Having 3 family members who have served in the Marine Corps, I LOVE it that your school makes such a big deal of Veteran's Day. It's too bad more schools and communities don't.