Monday, November 12, 2007


Today being the day we are observing Veterans Day, I have to say that I am thankful for all the young men and women who are willing to do their country's bidding. There is no draft, so these folks are doing their job out of the loyalty of their hearts. They're certainly not doing it for the money. The job doesn't pay that well. How many are out there who sacrifice their time, their family life and unfortunately all too frequently, their very lives, so that others may live free? More than you might suspect, and I wish there were a web page and enough people to sit at the computer to put every name of every Service member in every free nation so we could see just what it is these wonderful people are doing. In my family the ones I know personally or have heard of, (though they be dead, their names should still be spoken aloud) who did their Duty as Military Personnel are as follows:

Senneth Charles McBride USN , Deceased
Hiram Wallace McBride , Junior (known as Uncle Junior to us) US Army, Decorated by President Truman, with The Soldier's Medal , Deceased

Martus Douglas, US Army (Deceased, victim of WWII)
William Merriman, US Army
Milton Wallace McBride, Sr US Navy (Retired)
Timothy Bush, US Army
Lewey D. McBride US Navy (Retired)
Joe Frank Steed, US Air Force (Retired)
Randey Hayes US Air Force
Nick Adams US Air Force

Ken Hayes, US Air Force
Betty McBride Davis, USAir Force (Reserves)
Jack Davis, US Navy (Retired)
Michael Kent McBride, US Navy (Deceased)
Joseph Hayes, USAir Force (Reserves)

I'm sure there are so many others that I have left out, but that's the beauty of editing...I can come back and add those names as folks remind me who was left out.


Vee said...

What a lovely tribute to name those you know who have served. I tried, without success, to find an interview I did with my father. Oh well...maybe that edit button will work for me, too.

Have a great day!

Tammy said...

What an awesome heritage you have...It's almost like counting your blessin's isn't it?
Have a great day!

Kari (GrannySkywalker) said...

Whew...I finally got my tribute posted. I went ahead and dug around for some pictures after all. Thanks for inspiring me to do my list. All of these people should be publicly acknowledged and thanked. Speaking of which, make sure Uncle Wally knows how much I love him and appreciate his long service in the Navy!
Love to you both!

Abbie said...

This is so nice of you Aunt Sophie, what a lovely tribute. This should be easy for me, in my family, I'm the only one to date that's served in the United States Military.

Anonymous said...

I just told Kari that the family has served the country well! I am thanksful for each one.I also want to thank your hubby.
Thanks for the kind words for Rian...I am proud.
Kari and I have hot AF babes lol.

Mary said...

Its me again. I too give my thanks to all who serve and have served so that we can be safe and free. You should read Angel Jems post from yesterday. I am linked to her. She is very eloquent regarding fallen heros.

Carol said...

I am lost for words really.
I have typed about 6 things and deleted them all.
God bless them all.

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

What a wonderful tribute!