Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Thank You, Veterans

In honor of Veterans Day, I am wearing my most patriotic red, white and blue two-piece suit. I would like to take this chance to thank all of the brave servicemen and -women for selflessly serving our country.
I also want to take a moment and think of my grampa, because I am very proud of the service he provided to our country, even though I never got to meet him. My grampa was a Master Paratrooper. Then he went to Officer Candidate School, and then to flight school. After he got his wings, he went to Vietnam and flew Caribou transport planes. He was very brave and got many medals. My grampa served almost 15 years in the Army, and after he resigned his commission, he became a commercial airline pilot for Western Airlines, and then for Delta Airlines until he retired. This is the flag from his military funeral.
I also want to share this poem with you:

A Nation's Strength
Walt Whitman
Not gold, but only man can make
A people great and strong;
Men who, for truth and honor's sake,
Stand fast and suffer long.

Brave men who work while others sleep,
Who dare while others fly --
They build a nation's pillars deep
And lift them to the sky.

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88 Notes for Daisy:

Christine said...

Daisy, you look beautiful in your patriotic suit. What a wonderful tribute to your grampa. I am sorry you never got to meet him.

Thank you to Daisy & Harley's grampa, and all of the others who have served our country, and to those who continue to do so.

Poppy Q said...

Daisy that was lovely to hear about your grandpa. I am sure he is looking down from heaven and smiling.

Ann said...

What a great tribute to those who served our country.
Your grampa sounds a little like my own father. He wasn't a commercial airline pilot but he did earn his wings in the army during WWII.

Freya's Staff said...

Thats just AWESOME that you have the flag from his Military Funeral.
Very dignified.

gemmak said...

What a lovely post Dasiy and you look very fitting in your patriotic outfit :o)

Sugar Daddy Dating said...

Oh Daisy your dress is beautiful!.
Your grandpa really deserved to be praised. Serving the country and it's people.

Milo and Alfie said...

What a lovely Remembrance post Daisy ~ we think yoor Gramps will be very proud of yoo.

Forever Foster said...

We think your Grampa will be very touched by your post, and by the lovely ladycat that you are.
Lest We Forget.

Huffle Mawson said...

You look very nice in your patriotic outfit Daisy.

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Yuu-Chan said...

Nice post, Daisy. And your grandpa was a wonderful man!

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

Very sweet post Daisy. Your Grandpa sounds like a very special and good man!

John @ Family, Fitness and Finances said...

You look great in your patriotic suit Daisy! Thanks to your grampa and everyone else who has served our country.

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Thank you, Daisy. Today is a special day for people like like your grampa. I wish I had known him.

Furkidsmom said...

Beautiful post and a nice tribute to your Grandpa.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

Great Veteran's Day post and love your patriotic outfit, Daisy!

The Whiskeratti said...

Daisy, that was a wonderful Veteran's Day presentation. Thank you!

Cat of Nine Tales said...

Very honorable tribute to our veterans! My father served in the Navy during Korean Conflict and my uncles were all WWII Navy veterans (we lived on the coast, serving in the navy was expected of most).
Thank you!
~Lisa Co9T

The Creek Cats said...

Daisy, your post was beautiful! What a wonderful tribute to your Grandpa and others who have served. You look great in your outfit too!
Happy Veteran's Day!

Roschelle said...

Daisy, this was such a beautiful tribute. Your grampa would be proud. And of course, you look marvelous!!

JD at I Do Things said...

This is a lovely tribute, Daisy, and I bet your grampa is real proud of you.

Cindy said...

Wonderful post. Nice to hear about your grandpa, he must have been special.
cindy

Cory said...

What a patriotic kitty you are Daisy! Your Grampa is smiling down upon you.

marg said...

h Daisy that is such a wonderful post. The picture of you and the flag is just gorgeous. And your patriotic suit is super too. Your grandpa sounds like a great person and he protected all of us.
Tell Mommeh that our blog is back. Yeah.

Princess said...

Hi Daisy, Today is a very good day to remember your grampa. He was very brave. I wish you could have met him.
He got awardies too? that is so wonderful. My daddy's dad was in WW2 and he jumped out of an airplane. My mom's dad did not fight in a war. When he was 20 he got collected in a razzia when he lived in Holland. The Nazi's picked up all able bodied men to clean up their bombed stuff and my dad was taken to Germany, very far north near Poland. When the war ended, he had to walk home. It took him two weeks. When he got home, him mom was very happy.
I am sure if your grampa was here today he would love your blog.
Love Princess

Alterity Button Jewelry said...

Happy Veterans day, you beautiful girl! Thank you for sharing your G-Pa!

DaisyDeadhead said...

Daisy, so beautiful! Wonderful post. Adorable!!!!

Donut the Scottish Fold said...

Lovely post, Daisy. As always, you are so sweet & adorable!

P.S. In order not to let us cats completely take over Jemma's blog, mommy has started a new one just for me!

i beati said...

well said Patriotic Daisy..

Eric and Flynn said...

That is a lovely tribute to your Grampa and all the veterans who fought for our countries.

CatLadyDiary.com said...

Daisy that was a beautiful post, thank you.

Tygana said...

I bet your Grandpa is smiling down on you right now with how lovely your tribute was! Thank you to him

arbed and edgar said...

Beautiful and important post, Daisy. Thank you.

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

We have been looking forward to your Veterans post this year, Daisy.
It is always beautiful and makes us think about how fortunate we all are because of our Veterans and troops and their service to our country.

You are very beautiful in your patriotic dress!
~ Noah and Miss Emily

The Meezers said...

a very wonderful tribute to your grampie and our veterans.

Buggys said...

A great tribute and a beautiful poem.

Sweet Praline said...

Beautiful post for Veteran's Day. A special thank you goes out to veterans like your grampa.

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

What a wonderfurl post. And, you look beautiful in your patriotic outfit today! Our mom's Grandpa's (RIP) were both in the military. Her paternal Grandpa got a purple heart in Normandy when a landmine blew up right by him. He came home afterwards and she doesn't really remember him all that well, but she does remember he walked with a cane. Happy Veteran's Day!!! ALL of the servicemen/women here today and gone, are all TRUE HEROES!

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

You look beautiful as always and that is a great tribute to all veterans.
--JB

Guido the Italian Kitty said...

Today I'ma taking a meowment of silence in honor of all da fantasticat veterans and da purrsons serving our Country today - they'za speshule, yep uh huh, they'za speshule just like yur Gwampa. Oh Daisy, my Gwampa wazza Merchant Marine in da wurld war twooza.

Angel and Kirby said...

We like the outfit. That is a great tribute to your GramPa

Ariel said...

Such a beautiful post and tribute to your grandpa....Hugs

The Furry Kids said...

Thank you for sharing your grampa with us. That was a very lovely tribute to him.

Grace said...

That was a mos excellent tribute to our military. And you modeled better than ever Daisy.

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Very patriotic, Daisy!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

That is an excellent tribute Daisy!

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Very patriotic Daisy!
And the outfit is cute too!
We just know your Grampie would have adored you!!!

catsynth said...

That's quite a story about your grandpa, perfect for today. My grandfather was a veteran, too (in WWII).

Junior and Orion said...

This is a wonderful tribute Daisy.

sadermaxx said...

Hi Daisy!

You have a very good reason to be proud of your grandpa, although you never got the chance to meet him, he sounds like a very honorable man.

Laura, Hallie, Cosmo and Nemo said...

Daisy,
Thanks for sharing! And you look beautiful. Hallie and Cosmo (and NEmo the dog's) grammpa served in WWII as well. They never got to meet him but he fought for our country in the pacific. Thanks to all the men and women who have served our country!

Aniemother said...

What a nice post, Daisy!

BeadedTail said...

Daisy, what a beautiful tribute to your grampa. Thank you to your grampa and all the other veterans who serve our wonderful country!

Split Rock Ranch said...

Happy Veterans Day. Thank you to your grampa for serving this country! You look awesome in your red, white and blue outfit today Miss Daisy.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

A beautiful post for our veterans, Daisy.

You do look cute in your patriotic outfit.

Sparkle said...

What a lovely tribute to your grampa, Daisy, and to all the other veterans today!

wildcatwoodscats said...

What a nice tribute to vets! Our Pop is one and we are so proud of him!

Mike Golch said...

Daisy,I thank you Grandpa for his service.May he rest in peace.

Pricilla said...

That was very nice of you Daisy. My uncle (my mother's only brother) was in Vietnam too. He died there.
War is very sad. That is why we goats sat down for Peace last week.

Sara Katt said...

Oh Daisy, what a beautiful post for this very serious day. You look so pretty in your red, white and blue clothes. I'm so glad that you told us about your Grandfather.

We did not post anything special for Veterans' Day because we had already paid tribute to my grandfather and all other veterans on Saturday.

My grandfather had a military burial too. But my grandmother has the flag in the case, so we could not take a photo of it for our post.

We wanted to comment earlier, but our computer has been naughty today and we could not get online until now.

Mommie is going to write more about Grandfather and what happened to him after the war, but she will not say exactly when she plans to post that. It will be on Anna's and not on my bloggie.

Purrs
Sara Cat

Lin said...

Awww, what a lovely dedication to your Grandpa.

Shilgiah the Cat said...

That is a very lovely tribute to our veterans.

Go see the challenge that William (of Mass Destruction) and Russell are doing for veterans day. http://williamthecat.blogspot.com/

Gandalf, Grayson and Whitey said...

Daisy dear, this may be your best photo shoot EVER! You should give your Mommy losts of extra purrs and cuddles because she did an awesome job!

We are giving our Grampy extra purrs and cuddles today for his service in the Korean Conflict. We ♥ all our Veterans and troops.

Liss said...

That was a great post!

Babs-beetle said...

That's a very fine post daisy! It's good to remember all the brave men and women who served their countries.

P.S. I want you to know that I do read your posts, though I don't comment. I mostly read it in my feed reader :)

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

Daisy,you look so sweet in your 2 piece :) We send BIG purrs to all the Veterans and all who serve :)
Purrs for your Grampa too;
Our Grampa was in WW2.
Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

Benny and Lily said...

Puuurrrrrrrr-utiful!
Benny & Lily

DEBRA said...

Daisy you are very patriotic and this was a wonderful tribute to all of our veterans including your own Grampa!

purrs
Abby

The Island Cats said...

What a great tribute to our veterans and your grampa, Daisy!

Dave DeWall said...

Hi Daisy, I love that outfit. You have a great tribute to Veterans Day. Thank you for advertsing on my blog,you are such a nice cat!

Maureen said...

Oh what a wonderful post Daisy! I am sad that your grandpa is no longer with us, but I am very glad to hear he was such a special person.

It's Remembrance Day here in Canada too, so we also are remembering our heros, past and present as well.

You look very patriotic!

Skeezix the Cat said...

Happy Vetrun's Day, Daisy. Yer patriotik owtfit is vary kyoot.

absepa said...

Thanks for your beautiful tribute to our veterans, Daisy. I never got to meet my grandpa who served either, but I'm so proud of his courage and patriotism.

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

daisy that was a wonderful post honey!

smiles, auntie bee
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Gracie said...

Beautiful tribute to your grandpa and all of the veterans that have served and serve to give us the freedoms that we have each day living in this wonderful country. The dad of the house is a veteran and I honor him and all that have served and serve our nation.

SophieKitty said...

That was a nice tribute to your grampa, Daisy.

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I'm sure woo and your mommeh made your grampa a furry happy man!

Tank woo fur sharing!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Sarge Charlie said...

daisy, you and grampa make me proud.

Tristan and Crikey said...

What a lovely tribute to your Grampa, Daisy. He would have loved you, we're sure.

Busby and Raymond said...

Daisy, what a lovely tribute to your Grandpa and to all the Veteran's today. He sounds like he was a great man.

Plus, you look fab in red, white and blue!


Purrs, Busby and Raymond

Your Daily Cute said...

That was a beautiful post, Daisy. Your Grampa was a great man and we thank him and all the other veterans who helped us all!

I'm sure you are making him very proud.

Honey P. Sunshine said...

daisy yoo luk so kyoot

BumbleVee said...

awww Daisy....that was sweet... and ditto what Christine said...right at the beginning...

I never got to meet my Grandads either....

Glogirly and Katie said...

Daisy, this is a beautiful post. I loved reading about your grandpa. Glogirly's dad was a US Marine in WWII. He fought on Iwo Jima. Glogirly has a flag just like you have in your photos. Whenever she looks at it she pauses and smiles. She told me he was and is her hero.

Katie
(Glogirly's cat)

michico*Adan said...

This is a really wonderful post for Veterans Day!
Thank you, Daisy!

Karen Jo said...

You look lovely in your patriotic suit, Daisy. You pose very nicely with your Grampa's flag, too. Thank you to your Grampa and all our veterans for their service.

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Daisy, this is a wonderful tribute to your Grandpa and all the veterans out there!

Emily Cressey said...

Hi Daisy,

I love the picture in front of the flag box. I think it is really important to remind people of what the true meaning is behind some of our important national holidays.

So many school kids don't know more than that they get a day off from school. They don't realize things like Fourth Of July = Independence Day.

I am glad you are taking the opportunity to thank Veterans everywhere and your grandfather in particular. Mine were both honorable servicemen as well.

Theresa111 said...

What a wonderful post, Daisy. You should take some more shots and make a 2010 Veteran's Calendar. I know many people would love to see Patriotic Daisy. The first pose is especially beautiful.

Love,

Aunt Teesa

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