Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Happy Veterans Day

I am wearing my most patriotic outfit, because today is a special holiday where we honor all of our military veterans. Here are some things I learned about this day:
It was in 1938 that Armistice Day was enacted as an official American holiday. But eventually after WWII, citizens felt that the veterans of all wars should be recognized, not just those of WWI. So in 1954 Congress changed the name from Armistice Day to Veterans Day. In America, the holiday now celebrates the approximate 2.9 million U.S. veterans with parades and ceremonies among other events.
I never got to meet him, but my grampa was in the army and flew a C-7 Caribou Transport plane. Here is what the airplane looked like:
The de Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou (known in the US military as the C-7 Caribou) was designed as a specialized transport for short takeoff and landing. It was first flown in 1958 and delivery was taken by the United States Army in 1961.

So, today, I would like to thank all of the brave men and women who served our country. Your contribution to our national security is very much appreciated. I thank you for your patriotism, valor, and the sacrifices you made to serve our country.

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85 Notes for Daisy:

Gandalf and Grayson said...

Daisy, your Grampa and our Grampy are 2 of our country's true heros, and we join you in thanking them all. We remember and honor all who have served, and we thank them most sincerely.

michico*Adan said...

This is really a great day to be remembered!!
I am very honored to know your Grampa!!

Jocuri de gatit said...

lol, very funny :))

ML said...

We's join wif you in thanking our heroes, like your Grampa an G&G's Grampy an mine GrandDaddy Lynn. Him flew a B52 an trained pilots an even sneaked mine Mommie ML aboard when she was a little bean. Mine Daddy Charley drived little boats ta land troops.
There be lots of heroes out there and today shouldn't be tha only day we's remember an fanks them.
Love and Purrs,
KC

gemmak said...

Daisy, you have a very heroic heritage in your grandparents, you did their memory proud :o)

Milo said...

Daisy, this is a lovely post and I too are remembering on my bloggie. Your granpa was vey brave and I salute him.

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

Great post Daisy. The PM's Grampie fought too and was wounded. Her Grammie was a war bride and drove an ambulance in the war. We remember them and all those brave people today.
Purrs

Forever Foster said...

Thankyou for telling us about your Grampa, Daisy. We learned a lot from reading your post. We join with you in honouring him today and always.

Parker said...

Beautiful tribute Daisy!

Alasandra said...

What a wonderful tribute to all those who have kept our country safe. ~S,S & C

PS: we liked your outfit~ S & C

Pablo said...

It's not a holiday in Australia, but we do celebrate what we call Remembrance Day today, when we remember those who died in service of their country. We have another day called Anzac Day in April when we remember all veterans. It's always good to remember these wonderful people.

Poppy Q said...

That was a nice post Daisy, and you look super duper in your outfit.

i beati said...

Your patriotic stance is admirable patriot Daisy!!!

Jodi said...

Daisy you look beautiful and I am sure you are very proud of your family, because it shows. God bless all of our Veterans always and forever.

Anne said...

What a wonderful post and you look amazing in your outfit!

The Island Cats said...

We share your sentiments, Daisy! And you look very cute in your red, white & blue!

Thanks to all the veterans!

RJ Flamingo said...

That's a beautiful tribute, Daisy! Your outfit is extra-special and perfect for the occasion, too! I've also done tributes to our veterans and service people on both my blogs, today.

No matter what you think about any individual conflict, remembering our Troops and honoring our Vets today is the least any of us can do. I think.

Icon Baxter Bentley said...

you are so thoughtful, Daisy, and stylish. Thanks for the interesting bit of history about your family, too. That plane looks very fierce! I bet it was thrilling to fly it

Eric and Flynn said...

That is a lovely tribute Daisy. We remember the heroes of all our countries.

Maureen Hayes said...

Thank you for remembering all the brave men and women who have helped to keep our great country free!! What a proud kitty you must be of your Grampa!

Cory said...

You get an 8 paw salute from us Daisy!

Cat-a-holic, Laila and Minchie said...

Very nice tribute, Daisy!

Sen, Tama and Tom said...

Another stunning outfit, Daisy! And thanks for telling us all about your Grampa!

Babs (Beetle) said...

It is very good to remember all the brave men and women who fought and died for our countries. We call it 'Remembrance Day' in the UK, and we wear red poppies.

Purrs, Sukie x

Sweet Praline said...

Great post. I join you in saluting all veterans for what they do to protect freedom.

Everycat said...

That's a very interesting tribute to your Grampa and all other veterans.

Remembering is a good thing, but sometimes a sad thing too.

Whicky Wuudler

The Meezers said...

you look very beautiful and patriotic.

We will remember your grampa today

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

your grampa was very brave, just like my sarge. we are lucky to have them daisy for they gave us our freedom.

smiles, auntie bee
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Clarissa said...

Me (Clarissa) and Sable remember our grandpa but the other kitties in our house never knew him. He was a WWII army veteran and served in a tank division in Europe. He would never talk about the bad stuff that happened during the war - stuff that he saw - but he would tell stories about his buddies and the crazy stuff they would do. He crossed the bridge in 2004 at the age of 82.

Sarge Charlie said...

thank you for remembering miss daisy

JB's Big World said...

Thanks for sharing the story of your grampa on this day!
--JB

Angus Mhor said...

I remember my mom's dad, who served in Vietnam 3 times and bore scars visible and invisible. I also think of the brave men and women who have given up home and family to serve today. You are very beautiful in your red, white and blue dress, Miss Daisy, and a fitting tribute to all of them.

jenianddean said...

That is a very patriotic outfit. Happy Veteran's Day!
--Jasper

-d ma said...

thanks to your grandpa and all veterans...

Kitikata-san said...

Nice outfit. My human's dads and uncles all were in WWII and true heroes too. I am glad you honor all our veterans!

Furkidsmom said...

What a beautiful dress and a super nice tribute to your Grampa!

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello daisy its dennis the vizsla dog hay yoo luk verry patriotic in yore red wite and bloo owtfit trixie and i ar verry moovd tucker tho is teknikly canadian eh so he is wundring if yoo hav a mapel leef owtfit yoo cud put on ha ha ok bye

Puglette said...

That was a lovely post, Daisy. Thank you for sharing your moving tribute to our Veterns.
Hugs,
Puglette
:o)

Chat Blanc said...

Amen to that! :D

Thoughts said...

Daisy those are wonderful pictures of you. Your Grandpa sounds like a neat guy, an honorable man. I bet he would have just LOVED you!

We have something for you at our blog, come on over and see!

ThoughtsFurPaws

The Furry Kids said...

Great tribute, Daisy! Your grandpaw would be proud!

Tigmut'hep said...

Wow what a purrty dress Daisy, it's very fitting for today too! Mummy's Daddy worked for the people who made the plane your Grandpa flew. He helped design them! His Dad was the youngest commissioned officer in WW1 and one of Mummy's Uncle's was a Japanese prisoner of war... It's important we all remember them today!

Now if only I could remember where I putted my fish!

Amber-Mae said...

Happy Veterans Day! What a loverly post! Thanks for sharing this history with us Daisy.

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Yoo are very patriotic today Daisy, what a cute outfit. Mom and dad are going to da places where mom's aunts and uncles are buried to say thank you today...and she's taking her brofur to lunch cuz he was a Marine! We owe deze men and women sooo much.

Junior said...

Our Grandpaw was in the Navy and our other Grandpaw who we have never met was in the Army.

You look lovely in your outift.

Our Meowm is gonna be in Florida, but we don't know how close to you she will be. We heard something about FT. Pierce and the SEAL museum.

jh an Mickey Mantle said...

i'm wid u daisy.
happy veteranz day.
luv--jh

Julie said...

Daisy you look very proud by the flag. May God bless all who served and are serving now.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

That was a great tribute. Our grnadpa (Momma's Dad) flew planes but we are not sure what kind. He was in the navy and flew in the mid fifties to the mid sixties. He had almost two hundred carrier landings, which I guess is a lot. His birthday was yesterday and he would have been 77.

Dana said...

Daisy, great showing of Patriotism and honoring your grandpa! Also thanks for your kind words for Cal!
~The Creek Cats~

Sara, Bebe and Iago said...

Thank you for sharing your Grandpa's story with us, Daisy. You look very patriotic in your outfit.

Sara and the Cafe Cats

The Fitness Diva said...

Daisy, I think that it's really awesome that you did a tribute to all those that fought in this country's wars. And this is one of my favorite outfits of yours, too!

Happy Veteran's Day!

Shadow / Molly said...

Daisy yoo is pawsome! We salute and honor those that has served and serve too!

Snuzzy said...

Thanks for such an informative post, Daisy. You are really smart AND patriotic AND fashionable. ;-)

Sandi said...

how very sweet. I love the oufit! And thanks for the very good information.

BeadedTail said...

Wonderful tribute Daisy! Happy Veterans Day!

Shinade said...

Daisy this is a grand post in honor of our service men. This day makes me very sad some times.

You see Daisy my son in law is in the guard after retiring from the Army.

He just got home Iraq last year. He was in Desert Storm too. And today we are praying that he does not have to go to Afghanistan.

We are flying his father's flag today over to our site.

And your Grampy was truly a hero and I know you love him very much even though you never got to meet him!!

I am very honored to have met him. Thank you for introducing us!

dozersblog said...

Daisy yer outfit is fantastic as always and likewise fer yer message of honoring vetrans. We dawgs have often fighted alongside peoples in wars and my hero is Sargent Stubby a dog-vetran. My Mummy and Daddy always respekt the vetrans what sacrifised so much when our country asked them to.

Diane G. said...

Beautiful outfit and beautiful memories.

Moe

Theresa H. Hall said...

Daisy,

You set such a good example to all of us. My Granddaddy was in the US Army. He packed parachutes. And my Uncle was in the US Army. He was a parachuter 101 Airborne Brigade.

Daddy's brother and brother-in-law was in the US Navy and three of my cousins served in Iraq.

Today we honor all our our brave soldiers and veterans.

Love,

Bobby

P.S. I wish all the wars would stop and people would sit down to dinner and compromise.

Eduardo said...

Thank your grandfather for protecting our freedom! Happy Veterans Day Daisy!
Hugs & Snugs
Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

Phoebe said...

Daisy, your tribute to Veteran's Day today is admirable!

Sassy Kat said...

Thank you to Daisy's grandpa and all who have served our country in our time of need. You truly are heros!

Patty said...

Daisy, your outfit is adorable!

We are remembering our Grandpa today, too.

Jack & Scout

Tracey and Huffle said...

My grandpa was in the Australia Army so we honoured him yesterday too. Your patriotic outfit is too cute!

Huffle Mawson

PB 'n J said...

What a nice tribute Daisy!

Kimo & Sabi said...

Furry lovely post today!

Evie/VampyVictor said...

That is a very cute costume Miss Daisy.
The rest of the world calls it Remembrance day and we remember all the fallen :)
Both Momma granpas fought, one woz an Officer in the Air Force and one in the Army and Mommas Great Uncle did not come back from France, Momma has a lot of his things that were given to Mommas grandma.
I think every family has someone who fought for us.
It is so very impawtant to remember them, and remember all those they fought with, from all the countries.
Momma remembers their families too:)

V-V

Squirrel said...

Thank you, Daisy.

Marilyn said...

Very well said Daisy!

Isis said...

mom has a flag just like that, frame and all. :)

And your dress is lovely!

WhimPurr's Whim and the Whiskers said...

Daisy, you look so very lovely and patriotic too! We honor and thank all our veterans!

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

oh Daisy, your Grandpa was so brave. We are greatful to all our Veterans and those Men and Women in Green who've fought for freedom all over the world.

On a personal note, you're dress is hubba hubba! Very patriotic and pretty.

Mickey said...

We are thankful for all who served and all who serve !!!
My Granddad served in WWII and passed away in 2004. Our Granddad's were very special!!!!
Purrs Mickey

Keisha said...

U looks very patriotic, Daisy. :)

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Nicely said, Daisy!

And you look very patriotic today.

DaisyMae Maus said...

Great post, Miss Daisy ... We have one of those flags, too ... 'cept Grandad is still alive an' the flag flew over the White House instead.
Happy Veterans' Day!
DMM

Drowsey Monkey said...

I do love a patriotic cat :)

Rosie & Cheeto said...

This is grate! We always thawt VetorRuns day meant that you eithur need to go to the vet or run around all day. Very informative! Thank yoo

T'Abby Normal said...

Daisy,
Our dad is a vet.... not the bad kind that gives us shots and stuff, but the kind we celebrated today! We think you look superb posing beside the flag.

Purrs,
Abby & Stygia

Fin said...

What a lovely tribute Daisy.

Black Cat said...

Great post dearest Daisy. Let us never forget those who have served, and still serve, to protect our freedom. So many have died in this cause. May it stop and all people learn tolerance! :) xxx

Camie's Kitties said...

That was a nice post. Our Papa was also in the military. We are glad you are so proud of your Grampa.

Tavi, Cody, Camie and Miss Jade

Skeezix the Cat said...

I reely like the kyoot shiny halter dress: and concats on making it on Snuzzy!

Sunny's Mommy said...

That is a cool plane your Grampa flew. And a very nice tribute by you for your Grampa and all the veterans who have protected us :-)

LizzyT said...

Daisy you look wonderful in your patriotic outfit :)

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