Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thank you isn't enough...

Today we went to the Veterans Day parade in Arlington with my good friend Melissa and her boys Connor & Dylan. Both boys are Scouts and thus were proudly dressed in their uniforms.

This A.M. I was thinking maybe it was "too cold" to go... that only lasted a few mins (if that) then I was overwhelmed with MAJOR guilt (I like to plead the "Catholic Guilt" card, it's ingrained in me, pretty sure they microchipped me in kindergarden at Immaculate Conception School!)

Anyhow... here I am sitting in my kitchen, free to live the life I choose because of the sacrifice of others & it's TOO COLD to go and show support for our local Veterans? Yeah.. I think not! So we bundled up and headed out.

It was a nice little parade. I will be honest and say I got VERY teary (who am I kidding, I bawled like a baby!) when the "In rememberance of local soldiers killed in battle" banners passed by... I've been very emotional lately (more on this later).

Here is a pic of Cash looking up in awe as cuties Connor & Dylan salute... Cash loves the "big boys"!

A few more pics that Miss Melissa took....

Thank you to all Veterans & Active duty past, present & Future for your sacrifice for our country and my family. God Bless You!


  1. Oh good! Thank you to you & Ted for your service! You are appreciated!!! Xoxox



Photos by Ann Elrod -

The Jackson Family, December 2008