Thursday, September 11, 2008

We Will Never Forget


I am proud to be an American. I am proud of the Red White and Blue! I am proud to be the Daughter of a Soldier who fought in the Korean War, A Wife of a Marine who served during the Vietnam war and the Mother of a Son who serves in the Army presently.
I will never forget Sept 11th. I was making preparations to go to my father's funeral.
We were to fly out that day. But there was no flying out,not on that day. I did not make it to my father's funeral. He had a Veteran's funeral, a flag drapped cofin and a 21 gun shot salute. It was considered quite an honor to him. This was the way he wanted it. I only saw the pictures but nevertheless was I proud. The pictures of that day and the days that followed are etched in my mind. To the Victims and Heroes of that day I will forever remember. And to my Father and his service of this great country. I salute you and miss you Dad! GOD BLESS AMERICA!

5 comments:

Sharon~heartsongs said...

That was beautifully written. I'm sure it's very hard on you to have missed your father's funeral.
That was a wonderful post you wrote.
Thank you,
Sharon

Becky said...

Thank you Sharon. It is a rough day for many. But what a day it was for American. We all stood together.
Becky

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

I am so sorry Becky!!!
Hugs~Kelly

Somewhere In Time- Christie (yardsalequeen) said...

Hey Becky....this post touched my heart so deeply. We will never forget that day. You have such a special way with words Becky... God bless you today and always. I can only imagine how hard it is on you. Thanks for sharing your personal story of that day.
xoxo,
Queenie

Joyce said...

Hi! I weaved my way to your blog from my starting point at Glenda's, Many Fond Memories. I am so very touched by your post on September 11th and how you missed your father's funeral because of all the events of that unforgettable day. My heart goes out to you. I cannot imagine the feelings you had that day, so incredibly compounded by your own presonal thoughts. I'm sure your dad was very proud and pleased with his final hurrah. What you had to endure that day - my goodness. You are a strong woman.