30 Days of Thankfulness Day 11

I often post a list of all the things for which I’m thankful on Thanksgiving. But, in an effort to get back into the habit of daily blogging, I’ve decided to do a post a day for the month of November.

11. Veterans

I love this country. It is truly the greatest country on earth, with so much promise and potential. I get annoyed a lot of times at gluttony, greed, laziness, entitlement, etc., and I sometimes forget and let those feelings overshadow the fact that there is so much good here, so much hard work that built this land — that we live in a land that people actually die trying to get to.

I am so proud of the military legacy of my family. I pray that my sons continue it, and continue to fight for and stand for America. Here is my annual “What Veteran’ Day Means to Me” posting of the honor of my family’s service to our country:

My Great-Grandfather, WWI

my great-grandfather, WWI

my maternal grandfather, WWII

my maternal grandfather, WWII

my paternal grandfather, WWII

my paternal grandfather, WWII

my father-in-law, Vietnam

My father-in-law, Vietnam

My dad, 2nd Ranger Battallion, 1980

My father, 2nd Ranger Battallion, 1980

My father-in-law and sister-in-law, Jump School Graduation, 1989

My father-in-law and sister-in-law, Jump School Graduation, 1986

My dad, Ranger School Instructor, 1986

My dad, Ranger School Instructor, 1986

My husband, his dad, his sister, Kuwait, 1991

My husband, his dad, his sister, Dharhan, Saudi Arabia, Easter Sunday 1991

my mom and dad, 1998

my mom and dad, 1998

my husband, Afghanistan, 2002

My husband, Afghanistan, 2002

my husband and me, 2003

my husband and me, 2003

Gregg and Scott, 2007

my husband and oldest son, 2007

my children, 2008

My sister-in-law and my father-in-law during her promotion to COL (O-6) 2011

My husband teaching my sons the parachute landing fall (PLF) 2012

The valor and sacrifice of all Veterans can never be honored enough. I am so very proud of every one of you, and I pray daily for those of you currently serving. I hope you will accept my humble thanks.

Happy Veterans’ Day.
Hallee Bridgeman Precious Signature


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