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What Veteran’s Day Means to Me

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 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.
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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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What Veteran’s Day Means to Me

Friday, Scott’s school had a breakfast honoring veterans. I wasn’t really certain what to expect with it. I just assumed that we would go with Scott to eat breakfast as his class does every morning. However, when we walked into the school, with Gregg in his ACU uniform, we were greeted at a table at the entrance by two teachers who thanked Gregg for his service. On the table next to them was a big plaque of an American flag that read, “God Bless America.” We were given stickers name tags (to signify us as guests who had signed in) that said:

Because Gregg was in uniform, he put his on his coffee cup.

For some reason, at that moment, I started feeling very emotional. I’m not a hugely emotional person, but a very definite trigger point for me is this amazing country in which we live and the veterans who have such an amazing courage and heart for it.

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